Workforce Training Announcements

Check out our Training Topics and Dates:

Agriculture Production (NEW)
Command Spanish
Computer Workshops
EPA 101 & DOT Hazardous Materials (NEW)
Fiber Optics
Flux-Cored Welding Program
Human Resources
Maintenance and Manufacturing Technology Certificate Program 
Pharmacy Technician Certification Program
Safety and First Aid Workshops


Agriculture Production Training

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June 2014

Agricultural production is a changing field!  New technology requires employees to be skilled in guidance systems and maintenance on highly technical equipment.  Are you looking for a stable job in the Delta?  Attend Ag Production Training through The MDCC Capps Technology Center to be better prepared for this rapidly changing career.   This hands-on course will be taught on the MDCC campus in Moorhead.  Training topics include farm safety, introduction to tractor driving, basic overview of guidance systems (GPS), and basic tractor maintenance.  To register, or for more information, call John Conrad at 662-887-2876 x14.

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Command Spanish

Spring 2014

Do you desperately need to understand basic phrases in Spanish for your job, volunteer group, or other interests? This Command Spanish class is the solution for your needs.  No prior knowledge of Spanish is required!

Command Spanish is a conversational language program which teaches participants a targeted vocabulary for communication.  At the completion of the class, participants will be able to:

  • Give limited directions or orders
  • Give and obtain basic information
  • Understand basic responses to important questions

We offer curriculums targeted for police officers, supervisors, construction, health care professions, persons in office settings, mission workers, and others. Classes are generally 12 to 20 hours in length.  Fees include the cost of the manual and CDs.

Please call Fran Davis at 662-887-2876 x16 to get detailed information about the curriculum and discuss the specific needs of an industry or group.

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Computer Workshops

Tuesdays, 5:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Spring 2014 Workshops (see class dates below)
$25 per workshop

Whether your goal is personal enrichment or professional development, our various computer workshops will enhance your skills.

These workshops are for anyone needing to gain or improve computer skills in Microsoft Office 2010 applications of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.  These are also excellent for proficient users who need to update to the new Microsoft version.  

Workshop Date
Beginning Computer & Windows 1/21/14
Word I 1/28/14
Word II 2/4/14
Word III 2/11/14
Word IV 1/18/14
Excel I 2/25/14
Excel II 3/4/14
Excel III 3/18/14
Excel IV 3/25/14
Excel V 4/1/14
Excel VI 4/8/14
Access I 4/15/14
Access II 4/22/14
PowerPoint 4/29/14

To register or for more information, call Fran Davis at 662-887-2876 x16.


Quick Books               

March 2014
Thursdays, 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Cost: $175

This 8-session course is for persons who handle bookkeeping responsibilities for any small business or for owners and managers who need to understand the program so they can supervise persons responsible for the bookkeeping duties.  The course covers all aspects of the Quick Books 2012 computerized small business bookkeeping software.  The cost of the class includes the textbook and a CD sample of the Quick Books software. 

To register or for more information, call Fran Davis at 662-887-2876 x16.

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Fiber Optics


Fiber Optic Technician Certifications

BDI DataLynk is the training provider for MDCC's Capps Center Fiber Optic training sessions. All FOA Fiber Optic Technician Certifications offered by BDI DataLynk have now been recognized by the US Department of Labor, which reviews certifications and how they relate to job opportunities and training.


Certified Fiber Optics Technician Course (CFOT)

May 12-14, 2014

This program explores the history and future of fiber optics and fiber optics capabilities, and cost of installation. Standards covered: NECA/FOA-301-2004, EIA/TIA 568-B.3, ANSI/TIA/EIA 607-A, and NEC Article 770-50. Anyone interested in becoming a Certified Fiber Optics Technician should attend this class.

Program prepares the student to take the CFOT (Certified Fiber Optics Technician) exam given and graded at the end of class. Student will be able to effectively and efficiently install, terminate, and test multimode/singlemode fiber optic networks.


Certified Fiber Optics Specialist in Testing & Maintenance (CFOS/T)

May 15-16, 2014

This 2-day (16-hour) program is designed to offer advanced training to anyone involved with the testing and maintenance of fiber optics networks. This comprehensive program explains the variety of testing standards, equipment and technological approaches used in fiber network testing and splicing and how to choose among them.

Program prepares the student to take the Advanced Fiber Optics Certification Exam given at the end of class.  Student will be able to effectively and efficiently identify fiber network defects, and provide QA (Quality Assurance) procedures to minimize or eliminate future network outages.


Certified Fiber Optics Splicing Specialist Course (CFOS/S)

May 19-20, 2014

This 2-day program explains the importance of high performance splicing and further details the points necessary to achieve these splices. The depth of this presentation is much greater than most textbooks and provides background information about splicing that is very important to the student. An overview of OTDR functions and trace understanding is also provided during this presentation. Program prepares the student to take the CFOS/S (Certified Fiber Optics Specialist/Splicing) exam that is sanctioned by the FOA (Fiber Optics Association).  The exam is given and graded the final day of class.

To register for any of the Fiber Optics courses, or for more information, call John Conrad at 662-887-2876 x14.

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Flux-Cored Welding Program

February 2014

This is a Fast Track training program for experienced welders looking for jobs in shipbuilding and barge repair. Training will meet American Welding Society (AWS) standards and will result in a Certificate of Completion. Any type of welding experience is preferred.

What you will learn to do:

  • Basic welding safety
  • Set up and shut down of oxyfuel cutting system
  • Perform cutting of various metal shapes
  • Introduction to flux-cored arc welding
  • Fillet weld T-joints, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions (gas shielded)
  • Electrode classification and selection

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Human Resources

Certification Preparation class for Professional of Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR)

Class Schedule
February 2014
13-weeks, 6-9 pm on Monday nights
Cost: $695

This course is for persons who are already working in the field of Human Resources as a career and are interested in professional certification through the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM).  The class is a 13-week course meeting on Monday evenings from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m..  It will conclude prior to the opening of the certification testing window for the exam which must be registered for online at the website.

The cost includes the required SHRM study materials.  The instructor holds an SPHR certification.  Payment required in advance. 

To register or for more information, call Fran Davis at 662-887-2876 x16.             


Essentials of Human Resources Management

Class Schedule
February 2014
5-weeks, 6-9 pm on Tuesdays
Cost: $285

This class is for front line supervisors, office managers, division or group supervisors or managers, entry level human resource clerks, or persons interested in learning about a career in human resources.  The 5-week class meets on Tuesday evenings from 6 p.m. -9 p.m.. Official SHRM materials cover the basic six areas of managing human resources.  

To register or for more information, call Fran Davis at 662-887-2876 x16.

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January 2014

This is a four-module (or semester) class with each session building on the previous to provide the participants with entry-level technician skills in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC).  Each module is a 14-week program which meets from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday evenings.  Participants will be offered the opportunity to sit for Industry Competency Exam (ICE) certifications as they complete coursework.  The EPA Universal certification will also be offered at the end of the second module.

To register or for more information, call Fran Davis at 662-887-2876 x16. Please call for exact class start date.

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Mississippi Manufacturer’s Association Leadership Series:

Leadership I, Leadership II, and Leadership III

March - April 2014

Completion of all three classes results in a Leadership Certificate from MMA.   This certification acknowledges that the individual is a professional with a solid grounding in many of the techniques used by the most successful leaders to manage the workplace.

For more information, call John Conrad at 662-887-2876 x14. Click here for the training announcement and registration form.

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Manufacturing Technology
 Certificate Program

February 2014

Our businesses and industries share a common need for this training, and with these high-demand skills, you will be eligible to apply for many job opportunities.

The Maintenance and Manufacturing Technology Certificate program consists of three levels of training: Level 1 courses (the Core), Level 2, and Advanced Level 3.  Core training courses are designed to provide each student with the fundamental skills required to enter the manufacturing environment. The Core training courses include:

  • Basic Safety
  • Computer Technology
  • Blueprint Reading and Precision Measurement
  • Industrial Math
  • Career Skills
  • Quality Management - Introduction to Lean Manufacturing principles, Introduction to SPC, Problem Solving, and 5S

Levels 2 and 3 include Electrical, Mechanical, and Welding training courses.  Individuals will either begin at the core courses in Level 1 or at the Advanced Levels of 2 and 3 at the request of the employer.  A Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) is a prerequisite into the program.

Please call Tonya Rice at 662-887-2876 x15 to register or for more information on customized training options.

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Pharmacy Technician
Certification Program

Did you know that the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the demand for Pharmacy Technicians to grow 31 percent by 2018?  As of April 2011, all new Pharmacy Technicians are required to obtain a Pharmacy Technician Certification. Come to the Capps Technology Center to prepare for the certification exam!

As a Pharmacy Technician, you will be able to:

  • Work in a retail or medical pharmacy environment
  • Assist licensed pharmacists in preparing prescription medication
  • Receive prescription requests
  • Provide customer service and perform administrative duties such as answering phones, stocking shelves and operating the cash register
  • Count tablets, label bottles, and maintain patient profiles

A Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) is one of the prerequisites to enter the program. Please call Tonya Rice at 662-887-2876 x15 to register or for more information.

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Safety and First Aid Workshops


Arc Flash Protection and Electrical Safety 70E                  

This course is a must for anyone who works on or around any electrically energized equipment at

  • Manufacturing plants
  • Hospitals 
  • Government buildings
  • Shopping Centers


  • All electricians (any level)
  • Machine operators
  • HVAC Technicians
  • Building and Maintenance Managers                                                   

To register, or for more information, call John Conrad at 662-887-2876 x14.

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EPA 101 & DOT Hazardous Materials


DOT Hazardous Materials

Spring 2014

This will provide information about transporting chemicals, labeling by carriers, and practice in using the manuals for chemical use and labeling. 

Call Fran Davis for an overview or to register at 662-887-2876 x16.


EPA 101-Basics

Spring 2014

This class covers the basic information for Environmental Protection Agency issues including containers, containment, waste water, pests, pesticides and more, plus provides direction in establishing a system for tracking company compliance.  Call Fran Davis at 662-887-2876 x16 for an overview or to register.

Call Fran Davis for an overview or to register at 662-887-2876 x16.


Globally Harmonized System (GHS) Training:  The NEW Hazard Communication Standard

OSHA has new modifications to the Hazard Communication Standard that aligns with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals.  The change alters employees having a "right to know" to employees having a "right to understand".  This produces great challenges in training your employees.

This program is designed to provide a step-by-step experience for training your staff, tips on how to keep them engaged, and ensure they understand the specifics of the NEW standard.

For more information, call Tonya Rice at 662-887-2876 x15.


HAZWOPER 24-Hour (Hazardous Material Technician) 

Spring 2014       

This course is for persons who regularly work with or clean up hazardous materials such as spills or leaks.  It is designed for those people who respond to a hazardous materials incident for the purpose of stopping, containing, controlling and cleaning up the release.  The level of training is also appropriate for persons performing limited tasks at an uncontrolled hazardous waste site and who are unlikely to be exposed above permissible exposure limits.  This training meets all OSHA requirements for the Hazardous Material Technician (29CFR 1910.120). 

To register or for more information, call Fran Davis at 662-887-2876 x16.


OSHA 10-Hour General Industry

Spring 2014

This class is for persons new to the safety field or who need an update on common OSHA regulations and for persons who need to be familiar with OSHA inspections and the basic areas covered in those inspections.  Successful completers receive a certificate and card.  The class is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on day 1, and from 8 a.m. to noon on day 2.

To register or for more information, call Fran Davis at 662-887-2876 x16.


OSHA 30-Hour General Industry

Spring 2014

This course is for persons with larger safety roles within an organization.  Persons who need to be familiar with OSHA policies, procedures and standards, general industry safety and health principles.  Persons who must be aware of hazardous areas and requirements for safety should take this course.  Successful completers will receive the General Industry Safety 30-hour card. 

To register of for more information, call Fran Davis at 662-887-2876 x16.

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