Workforce Training Announcements

Check out our Training Topics and Dates:

Agriculture Production
Fiber Optics
Flux-Cored Welding Program
Manufacturing Technology Certificate Program 


Agriculture Production Training

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February 2015

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-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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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 2015

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 2015

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 2015

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 2015

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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February 2015

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 Tonya Rice at 662-887-2876 x15. 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 2015

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 2015

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.

Manufacturing Technology Application

Manufacturing Technology Cleveland

Manufacturing Technology GHEC FastTrack

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