Industry Training and Engagement


Industry Engagement focuses:

  • Promote certifications that address the core technical competencies of higher skilled production workers in all sectors of manufacturing.
  • Promote and foster industry-training opportunities, both open enrollment courses and customized industry training.
  • Work with both industry and business partners on developing partnerships and collaborations.
  • Work with both industry and business partners to provide them opportunities to promote their jobs, internships, and career opportunities to both students and alumni in our technical programs.
  • Work with our partner, East Alabama Industry Consortium, to offer students apprenticeship and internship/cooperative opportunities.

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Industry Training Courses
Industry Connections
Industrial Machine System Technician Registered Apprenticeship and Internship/Cooperative Programs


Manufacturing Production Technician Program
Individuals may enter the program without a high school diploma or GED; however, Southern Union as well as the credentialing agency strongly recommends that individuals enrolling in this program perform at a 9th-grade math and 10th-grade reading level as well as possess basic computer skills before enrolling in the program.

The Manufacturing Production Technician Program consists of four sessions: Safety, Quality Practices & Measurement, Manufacturing Processes & Production, and Maintenance Awareness. Candidates must pass all four sessions to receive the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC), Certified Production Technician (CPT) Certification.

The goal of the CPT certification program is to raise the level of performance of production workers both to assist the individuals in finding higher-wage jobs and to help employers ensure their workforce increases the company’s productivity and competitiveness.

This class is interactive as well as discussion orientated. It is designed to be fully customizable to your employee training needs and we are able to conduct this training at your site or ours.

Company Contact Information



Questions? Please contact Alfred J. Davis, Sr. at aldavis@suscc.edu, 334-745-6437, ext. 5496.


Industry Training Courses

Our industry training courses may be delivered as open enrollment are customized to an industry needs.

  • Alan Bradley Introduction to Logix 500 programming
  • Alan Bradley Logix 5000 programming with Compact Logix
  • Alan Bradley Factory Talk View Panel View Plus Basic Configuration and Programming
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting Devicenet
  • Basics of Frequency Drive Parameters and Operation
  • Motor Controls Wiring and Troubleshooting
  • Hydraulics and Pneumatics
  • Introduction to FANUC Robotics Programming
  • National Electrical Code Exam Preparation Course
  • Introduction to conduit bending
  • Basic Industrial Wiring
  • Fundamentals of Electricity and Electronics
  • Introduction to FANUC Robotics Programming
  • Advanced electronic components and circuits
  • Basics of Electricity for the Industrial Maintenance Mechanic
  • OSHA General Industry 10 hour safety training
  • Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welding
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding
  • Pipe fitting and threading
Company Contact Information

 


Southern Union State Community College Contact:
Alfred J. Davis, Sr.
aldavis@suscc.edu
334-745-6437, ext. 5496


Industry Connections

Industry Connections is an opportunity for our industry partners to promote their jobs, internships, and career opportunities to students and alumni in our technical programs, including:

Plastics Injection Molding Technology, Machining Technology, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology, Welding Technology, Automotive Service Technology, Industrial Electricity/ Electronics Technology, Engineering and Design Technology, and Industrial Maintenance Technology.

A sample itinerary is as follows:

  • 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. -- Recruiter sign-in and booth set-up
  • 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. -- Industry Connections

Prior to the event, please sign up in our Technical Career Services’ Online Recruitment System.  Here you can post jobs and internships, search student resumes, and participate in recruiting events at our college.


Industry Connections 2018 – April 12, 2018

Company Contact Information

 


Southern Union State Community College Contact:
Eric Sewell
esewell@suscc.edu
334-745-6437, ext. 5492


Registered Apprenticeship and Internship/Cooperative Programs

The Internship program help bridge the gap between the academic world and the working world. These hands-on experiences also help students develop an understanding of the needs and opportunities in the regions workforce community, allow students to put theories into practice, and offer students opportunities for more personalized learning beyond the classroom setting.

East Alabama Industrial Consortium Industrial Machine System Registered Apprenticeship Program

The East Alabama Industrial Consortium Industrial Machine System Registered Apprenticeship Program is a Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship Registered Apprenticeship Program. The program requires 4000 contact hours for an individual to complete their certification with the Department of Labor. Those hours are completed by combining the required number of hours of related instruction taught here at the College while the remaining hours are obtained through on the job training with the host-training site.

The Registered Apprenticeship Program is for students pursuing an Associate’s Degree and certificates in the Manufacturing Technology: Industrial Maintenance program of study.

In addition, participating companies may qualify for the Apprenticeship Alabama Income Tax Credits related to apprenticeship programs.  An eligible employer is allowed up to a $1,000 income tax credit for each qualifying apprentice and a tax credit for up to five (5) apprentices annually, not to exceed $5,000.


Internship/Cooperative Program

The Internship Program is for students pursuing an Associate’s Degree and certificates in the Industrial Electricity/Electronics Technology, Machine Shop Technology, Plastic Injection Molding, or other approved program of study.