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Manufacturing and Technical Skills Training

 Manufacturing and Technical Skills Training

HACC's Workforce and Economic Development Division (WED) manufacturing group is the region's largest and fastest-growing provider of consulting services and technical training. We help organizations reach their next performance level. Learn more about training opportunities.


What are the courses?

WED offers a wide variety of training products and services. Industry experts teach these courses.

Our services include:

  • Free consultation
  • "Hands-on" technical training programs
  • Specialized programs for manufacturing processes
  • Custom course development
  • Train-the-Trainer
  • Evaluation of program effectiveness
  • Locating funding and resources to assist with training investment
  • Referral services

Key focus areas:

  • Plant Maintenance Training –These programs are ideal for plant maintenance personnel who work with mechanical, electrical and electronic systems.
  • Building Maintenance Training –This is a series of skill-building programs for those who maintain building controls and related systems.
  • Machining Training - CAM –These are full-service machining skills programs. They are designed to help you attain NIMS machining certifications. These programs also cover conventional milling and grinding through CNC.
  • CAD –We offer training on all AutoCAD and AutoCAD-related products. We also offer training in CADAM and Microstation.
  • Control Systems –Training includes complete hands-on curriculum for Pneumatics, Electro-Pneumatics, Hydraulics, Electro-Hydraulics, Programmable Controllers, Motors, Motor Controls and Sensors.

Key program areas:

  • Advanced Bearings
  • AHIT Home Inspection(American Home Inspectors Training Institute) —Become an AHIT certified Home Inspector
  • Air Compressors
  • Applied Electricity
  • AutoCAD
  • Basic Bearings
  • Basic Controls and Troubleshooting
  • Basic Hand/Power Tools
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Building Maintenance Systems
  • Communications Skills (verbal, written)
  • Computer Aided Drafting —Architectural (AutoCAD, Microstation)
  • Computer Aided Drafting —Civil (AutoCAD, Microstation)
  • Computer Aided Drafting —Mechanical (CADAM, AutoCAD, Microstation)
  • Computer Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS)
  • Computer Numerical Control (CNC)
  • Diesel Mechanics
  • Electrical Code Electricity and Electronics
  • Electro-Pneumatics
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Geometric Tolerancing
  • HVAC (installation, troubleshooting)
  • Hydraulics
  • Machine Operations
  • Machining Skills
  • Math Skills (geometry, trigonometry)
  • Mechanical Systems (belts, links, levers, conveyors)
  • Measuring Instruments
  • Microcomputer Repair
  • Motor Control and Troubleshooting
  • National Electric Code
  • On-the-Job Training (OJT)
  • Pipefitting
  • Plastics
  • Pneumatics
  • Power Transmission
  • Precision Machining Skills
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)
  • Project Management
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • Sensor Technology
  • Stamping
  • Statistical Process Control/Statistical Quality Control (SPC/SQC)
  • Total Quality Management (TQM)
  • Train-the-Trainer
  • Welding


When and where are the courses?

We will come to your site at a time that works best for you.


What other learning opportunities are there?

We also participate in several ongoing business-led consortia. They meet monthly and are active in the following areas:

  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Machining Technology
  • Computer-Aided Drafting


Who can I contact for more information? 

Lauren Holubec
Fax: 717-909-4014