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Cincinnati State’s Workforce Development Center (WDC) has training to launch your career in Industrial Maintenance Technology. Our hands-on courses are taught in an accelerated format to help students enter the workforce, or to allow students to advance themselves within their current workplace. Many programs can be directly applied to degree and advanced certifications.

Offering short-term credentials and certifications, customized training, and assessments, we train face-to-face either on our campus or at your site. We also provide a combination of online and hybrid (face-to-face and online) learning options. WDC is an official PMMI educational partners and exam center.

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Jason Hendrickson
Assistant Business Manager & Instructor

Jerry Whitaker, MBA
Assistant Business Manager & Instructor

Human Machine Interfaces (HMI)

This hands-on experience will focus on various types of HMIs that are commonly used in industry. Topics that will be covered include programming HMIs, linking HMIs to PLCs, troubleshooting and Information Design; or how to make the screens easy to use and read.

Industrial Controls and Instrumentation Certificate (ICIC)

This program is designed for the maintenance person who will install, calibrate and troubleshoot industrial controls and instruments. Extensive hands-on training is provided in the industrial controls labs and in the operation process pilot plant.

Industrial Electrical Technician Certificate (IETC)

A training program designed to provide the knowledge and hands-on experience necessary for an entry-level electrical maintenance technician. Extensive hands-on training with an emphasis on troubleshooting.

Mechatronics Technician Certificate

The Mechatronics program takes place over an 18-month timeframe and encompasses the following components: Industrial Electrical Technician, Robotics Technician, Mechanical Technician, and the Mechatronics Capstone. This evening program is designed by professionals in the field to provide the knowledge and hands-on experience necessary to work as an entry level Mechatronics Technician in industry. Extensive hands-on training is provided, with an emphasis on troubleshooting.

Machine Maintenance Technician Certificate

This program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and hands-on training to prepare them for an entry level mechanical maintenance position. All learning and skills lead to proficiency in the installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of industrial systems.

Preventive and Predicative Maintenance

A training focused on developing a preventative and predictive maintenance program to maximize machine uptime and departmental staff utilization. We also explore some of the existing technologies available to help predict machine failures. Students will have a better understanding of the types of maintenance systems and techniques available as well as how and when to apply them. Graduates will leave with the concepts for designing a company-specific preventative maintenance plan that benchmarks their acceptable production goals.

Programmable Logic Controller Technician Certificate (PLC)

This program is designed for the maintenance person who will install, program, maintain and troubleshoot PLC’s. This program utilize extensive hands-on-training.

Robotics Technician

A four-month program designed by professionals in the field to provide the knowledge and hands-on experience necessary to work as entry-level robotics technician in industry. Extensive operational training is provided with an emphasis on robotic applications and control.

Solar PV Installer/Photovoltaic Systems Installer

This program is designed provide the knowledge and experience necessary to design and install solar photovoltaic systems. This program utilize extensive hands-on-training.

Professional Development opportunities to compliment the skills of you or your staff, such as Supervisory Management, Project Management, LEAN training, and more.

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Safety is key in the Workforce. The Workforce Development Center’s Center for HazMat Rescue and Safety offers training that is OSHA mandated to help protect organizations and employees.

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