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Skilled Trades Course Schedule

ID#CourseDatesDaysTimeCostLocation
140276GTAW (TIG) Plate Welding1/9-3/6F
Sa
5:30p-9:30p
7a-3:30pm
$185.55WMW 121
MW 101
140236Basic Electrical Wiring Level I1/11-2/18TTh
MW
7:30p-9:30p
7:30p-9:30p
$130.55VEW 153
MW 121
140290Modern Semi-Automatic Handgun Repair, Tips & Tuning1/19-2/11TTh6p-9p$145CIT 128
1402528-Hr Electrical License Renewal1/20-1/27W6p-10p$75VEW 161
140220CFC Refrigerant Certification1/23-1/30Sa8a-1p$75KVW 105A
140219Basic Plumbing Maintenance & Repair1/23-2/27Sa8a-4:30p$130.55KVW 101
140222Machining for Gunsmithing2/1-4/28MW6p-10p$185.55ABW 116
140221Framing & Carpentry2/13-4/17Sa8a-2:30pm$130.55CIT 133
140218HVAC Preventative Maintenance2/13-3/27Sa8a-4:30pm$130.55KVW 105A
140291Double Action Revolver Tips, Tuning & Repair2/23-3/18TTh6p-9p$145CIT 128
140234Basic Electrical Wiring Level II3/1-4/13M-Th7:30p-9:30p$130.55WMW 121
140286GMAW (MIG) Plate Welding3/12-5/8F
Sa
5:30p-9:30p
8a-4:30pm
$185.55WMW 121
MW 103

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For information about any of our trades classes, contact Gail Nichols at gnichols@email.pittcc.edu. Learn more about Skilled Trades here

Pitt Community College will offer the American Welding Society Certification testing this spring. This program tests welders to procedures used in the structural steel, petroleum pipelines, sheet metal, and chemical refinery welding industries. If interested please contact Charles Newkirk at cnewkirk@email.pittcc.edu or Gail Nichols at gnichols@email.pittcc.edu.

Course Descriptions

Lead Renovation Repair & Painting Certification

Become certified in lead-safe practices! You will be able to renovate, repair or paint a pre-1978 dwelling. Instructor: Ray Hardee. 8 hours. Cost: $195

8-Hr Electrical License Renewal

This course provides the 8 hours of continuing education required by the North Carolina Electrical Board to maintain a current electrical license. Instructor: Eddie Sherrod. 8 hours. Cost: $75

Basic Electrical Wiring – Level I

This  8-week class teaches the basic safety, application, and mechanics of electrical wiring. You will learn basic electrical concepts and theory, application of the NEC (National Electrical Code), reading blueprints, wiring devices and methods, and proper installation. Upon completion, you should be able to safely and properly install basic electrical components and infrastructure. Instructor: William Filmore. 48 hours. Cost: $130.55

Basic Electrical Wiring – Level II

The Electrical II class is an add-on of practical wiring methods and fundamentals taught in the Electrical I class. This class provides the needed mix of knowledge and experience to gain employment as an entry level position in both residential and commercial electrical industries. Hands-on training will include the topics: Safety, Basic Electricity, National Electrical Code, Circuit Design, and Wiring Methods. Upon completion of both courses, you will be proficient in the following: Basic AC/DC theory including safety; Circuit design, sizing, and wiring various circuits including three and four way lighting circuits; Minimum code requirement for course related installations; Formulas needed and hands-on experience bending and installing electrical conduit mainly “EMT”; Other wiring methods; and Requirements and practical guide to installing electrical services. Instructor: William Filmore. 48 hours. Cost: $130.55

Framing & Carpentry

Come learn the basics of Framing and Carpentry. You will learn how to use the basic carpenter hand tools and power tools in a safe practice with an overview of the building construction trade. Improve your knowledge of construction with hands-on experience as we build a variety of projects. Instructor: Steve Jordan. 48 hours. Cost: $130.55

Shielded Metal Arc Welding

Learn more about the SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding) process. Emphasis is placed on padding, fillet, and groove welds in various positions with SMAW electrodes. Upon completion, you will be able to perform SMAW fillet and groove welds on carbon plate with prescribed electrodes. Offered in English and Spanish. This course serves as a prerequisite for taking the AWS D1.1 Certification. (This test carries an additional charge.) Instructor: Charles Newkirk. 72 hours. Cost: $185.55.

GMAW (MIG) Plate Welding with Welding Blueprint Reading

You will be introduced to the metal arc welding processes. Topics include equipment setup, fillet, and groove welds with emphases on application of GMAW electrodes on carbon steel plate. Upon completion, you should be able to perform fillet welds on carbon steel with prescribed electrodes in the flat, horizontal, vertical, overhead and flat groove. The blueprint portion teaches you the welding symbols and their application. We will cover visualization of objects and shapes, reading the blueprint for finding size and location dimensions, symbols, mathematics notes and related welding and assembly information shown on the print. This course serves as a prerequisite for taking the AWS D1.1 Certification. Instructor: William Filmore. 96 hours. Cost: $185.55.

GTAW (TIG) Plate Welding with Welding Blueprint Reading

You will be introduced to the gas tungsten arc (TIG) welding process. Emphasis will be placed on advancing skills with the GTAW process, making groove welds on carbon steel plate and pipe in various positions. Upon completion, you should be able to perform groove welds with prescribed electrodes on various joint geometry. The blueprint portion teaches you the welding symbols and their application. We will cover visualization of objects and shapes, reading the blueprint for finding size and location dimensions, symbols, mathematics notes and related welding and assembly information shown on the print. Instructor: Charles Newkirk and William Filmore. 96 hours. Cost: $185.55.

HVAC Preventative Maintenance

Are you interested in learning about refrigeration concepts? Through hands-on training, you will learn basic diagnostics and preventative maintenance for residential HVAC systems. A CFC certification will be offered to those who pass the EPA exam. You will need to wear closed toe boots and long pants. Also required are safety glasses and mechanic gloves. Instructor: Sam Ristow. 48 hours. Cost: $130.55

CFC Refrigerant Certification

You will learn the requirements for the EPA certification examinations. Topics include small appliances, high pressure systems, and low pressure systems. Upon completion, you should be able to demonstrate knowledge of refrigerants and be prepared for the EPA certification examinations. Prior HVAC knowledge is required. Instructor: Sam Ristow. 10 hours. Cost: $75

Basic Plumbing Maintenance & Repair

Learn the basic fundamentals of plumbing. We will cover tape measure reading and plumbing materials and tools; plumbing safety; pipe and tubing, copper fittings, PVC materials and uses; soldering practices; valves and applications. You will learn the basic installation and repair of plumbing fixtures. Instructor: Buddy Lewis. 48 hours. Cost: $130.55

Machining for Gunsmithing

One of the best ways to expand your hobby or refine your skills in Gunsmithing is to have the tools needed to care for your firearms. In this course, you will manufacture tools necessary for the gunsmithing trade and will perform basic operations of measuring, layout, drilling, sawing, barrel threading, turning and milling as well as learning to follow safe practices in these manufacturing processes. You will learn machine safety, measuring tools, blueprint reading, lathes, saws, milling machines, bench grinders, and layout instruments. Upon completion of this class, You may opt to take the National Institute of Metal Working Test for an additional $125. Instructor: Paul Hill. 96 hours. Cost: $185.55

Modern Semi-Automatic Handgun Repair, Tips & Tuning

Learn the most popular models of modern handguns such as those made by Glock, Sig Sauer, Heckler & Koch, Beretta, Smith & Wesson, Colt 1911 and their clones. Class will consist of disassembly, reassembly, cleaning, tuning of actions (aka “trigger jobs”), accuracy considerations, switching of sights and other modifications. We will also discuss safety measures, ammunition considerations, and problem diagnosis. Instructor: Jim Marsal. 24 hours. Cost: $145

Double Action Revolver Tips, Tuning & Repair

Learn the most popular models of double action revolvers such as Smith & Wesson, Colt, Ruger revolvers and their clones. Class will consist of disassembly, reassembly, cleaning, tuning of actions (aka “trigger jobs”), accuracy considerations and modifications. We will also discuss safety measures, ammunition considerations, and problem diagnosis. Instructor: Jim Marsal. 24 hours. Cost: $145