NCCER’s four-level IM E&I curriculum covers topics such as Fasteners and Anchors, Process Mathematics, Hydraulic and Pneumatic Controls, Process Control Loops, Instrument Calibration and Configuration, Electronic Components, Programmable Logic Controllers, and an introduction to the National Electrical Code, to name a few. Students can complete all 4 levels of IM E&I in any order.


ACT WorkKeys Career Readiness Certificate
Dates: Fall 2020: Monday, July 20, 2020 or Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Times: 5:30 – 9:30PM
Proctor: Gena Brown
Location: Camp Workforce Development Center
*Participants must arrive by 5:30PM


NCCER Core w/OSHA 10
Associated Credential: NCCER Core certification; OSHA 10 Construction Certification (40 hour course)
Dates: Fall 2020: August 3 – 19, 2020
Days/Times: Monday and Wednesday (August 3 and August 5, 12:00 – 6:00PM) (August 10, 12, 17, & 19, 3:30 – 9:30PM)
Instructors: W. Wentz (NCCER) and L. Wallace (OSHA 10)
Location: Camp Hobbs Suffolk Campus
Tuition: $1,098 (price includes 1 certification exam)
Workforce Credential Gant (WCG) Price: $366

*Must be 16 years or older with parental approval, no high school or GED required for CORE only.

The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) is a national not-for-profit developed with the support of over 125 construction CEOs and association and academic leaders. NCCER develops standardized construction and maintenance curriculum and assessments with portable credentials. These credentials are tracked through NCCER’s Registry System that allows organizations and companies to track the qualifications of their craft professionals and/or check the qualifications of possible new hires. NCCER’s Registry System also assists craft professionals by maintaining their records in a secure database.

*Prerequisite: NCCER Core is the foundational requirement to begin the NCCER Industrial Maintenance Electrical and Instrumentation program. This course prepares you to take the NCCER assessments and performance tests (testing costs included in tuition).


NCCER Core Challenge Test
Associated Credential: NCCER Core Certification
Dates: Monday, July 27, 2020 or Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Times: 3:30 – 5:30PM
Instructors: D. Lorenz & W. Wentz
Location: Camp Hobbs Suffolk Campus
Tuition: $1,098 (Price includes 1 certification exam)
Workforce Credential Grant (WCG) Price: $366

If you think you already have the NCCER Core skills and knowledge, you can sign up to take the Challenge Tests.  If you pass all of the modules of Core you will earn the certification without having to take the class.  If you do not pass a module, you will be scheduled to receive the instruction you need to retake the test.


NCCER Industrial Maintenance Electrical and Instrumentation (Level 2)
Associate Credential: Certified Industrial Maintenance Electrical and Instrumentation Technician (160 hour course)*
Dates: Fall 2020: August 31 – December 9, 2020
Days/Times: Monday and Wednesday, 3:30 – 9:30PM
Instructors: P. Kneisley, L. Inman, and W. Wentz
Location: Camp Hobbs Suffolk Campus
Tuition: $2,700 (price includes 1 certification exam)
Workforce Credential Gant (WCG) Price: $900

*This course prepares you to take the NCCER assessments and performance tests (testing costs included in tuition)

IM E&I Level 2 covers Industrial Safety for E & I Technicians, Introduction to the National Electrical Code, Electrical Theory, Alternating Current, E & I Test Equipment, Flow, Pressure, Level, and Temperature, Process Mathematics, Hand Bending, Tubing, Clean, Purge, and Test Tubing and Piping Systems, Instrument Drawings and Documents, Part 1, Conductors and Cables, and Conductor Terminations and Splices


NCCER Industrial Maintenance Electrical and Instrumentation (Level 3)
Associate Credential: Certified Industrial Maintenance Electrical and Instrumentation Technician
Dates: Spring 2021: January 25 – May 5, 2021
Days/Times: Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30 – 9:30PM
Instructors: L. Inman
Location: Camp Suffolk Hobbs Campus
Tuition: $3100 (Includes 1 certification exam.)
Workforce Credential Gant (WCG) Price:$1034
E&I Level 3:

  • Learn about Hazardous Locations
  • Electronic Components
  • E and I Drawings
  • Motor Controls
  • Distribution Equipment
  • Transformers
  • Conductor Selection and Calculation
  • Temporary Grounding
  • Commercial and Industrial Electrical Services
  • Pipe Layout and Installation
  • Machine Bending of Conduit, Hydraulic and Pneumatic Controls and Motor-Operated Valves

This course prepares you to take the NCCER assessments and performance tests (testing costs included in tuition).


NCCER Industrial Maintenance Electrical and Instrumentation (Level 4)
Associate Credential: Certified Industrial Maintenance Electrical and Instrumentation Technician
Dates: Fall 2021: August 30 – December 8, 2020
Days/Times: Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30 – 9:30PM
Instructors: D. Lorenz and W. Wentz
Location: Camp Suffolk Hobbs Campus
Tuition: $2,800 (price includes 1 certification exam)
Workforce Credential Gant (WCG) Price: $934
E&I Level 4:

  • Standby and Emergency Systems
  • Basic Process Control Elements, Transducers and Transmitters
  • Instrument Calibration and Configuration
  • Pneumatic Control Valves, Actuators, and Positioners
  • Performing Loop Checks
  • Troubleshooting and Commission a Loop
  • Process Control Loops and Tuning
  • Data Networks
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Distributed Control Systems

This course prepares you to take the NCCER assessments and performance tests (testing costs included in tuition).


Visit Financial Assistance to learn about available grants and scholarships for eligible students.

Visit Workforce Registration to apply for grants, register, and pay for your class.

Registration Deadline for Non-credit Classes: All registration documents must be submitted by 4:00PM one (1) week prior to class start date.  Payments must be submitted by 4:00PM three (3) business days prior to class start date.

For more information, please contact Workforce Development at workforce@pdc.edu or call 757.569.6050.