STEM Workforce

NC3 Certifications

NTCC offers several NC3 training courses, which include relevant, industry-based certifcations for incumbent workers veterans entering civilian workforce and high school juniors and seniors. NC3's mission is to "train and educate the next generation of skilled workers for bright and productive careers." 

Students increase knowledge and skills by actively participating in lectures and hands-on practical labs and completing online curriculum. Each course culminates in an online exam. The student earns a certificate in a topic after passing both the course and the exam. Some courses include more than one topic/exam option. 

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

This Worker Health and Safety Awareness Program designed by 3M is customizable. There are three topics available; each with an exam:
  • Respiratory hazards
  • Hearing hazards
  • Head, eye and face hazards

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In-Person Class Meetings: 3
Time per class meeting: 2 hours
Online Estimate (Study and Exams): 6 hours
Total estimated time to complete with exams: 12 hours
Format: Hybrid (online and in-person)
Cost*: $50 per topic / $250.00 all three
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Precision Measuring Instruments (PMI)

Starrett, Snap-on and NC3 combined their industrial experience and expertise to create a certification that includes hands-on training on instruments that are vital to engineering, manufacturing, aerospace, power generation, and natural resources, to name a few. Those who earn this certification will be proficient in the use of a variety of instruments ranging from tapes and rules to calipers and micrometers. Click here for more details.

Topics Available Include:

  • Tape and Rule Measurement
  • Side Caliper Measurement
  • Gauge Measurement/Screw pitch
  • Angle Measurement
  • Micrometer Measurement
  • Dial Gauge Measurement

In-Person Class Meetings: 6
Time per class meeting: 2 hours
Online Estimate (Study and Exams): 12 hours
Total estimated time to complete with exams: 24 hours
Format: Hybrid (online and in-person)
Cost*: $50.00 per topic / $300 all six
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Fundamentals of Industry 4.0 Level 1

This course will introduce the various industrial revolutions and how Industry 4.0, the internet of things, smart factories, and cyber-physical systems are a disruption to the manufacturing industry and discusses the impact and implications that these advancements introduce. Click here for more details.

In-Person Class Meetings: 2
Time per class meeting: 2 hours
Online Estimate (Study and Exams): 4 hours
Total estimated time to complete with exams: 8 hours
Format: Hybrid (online and in-person)
Cost*: $100.00
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Introduction to Mechatronics: Meclabs

Students will develop competencies to operate and maintain pneumatics, electricity, sensors, actuators, and controls. Utilizing real-world automation devices students will also gain additional skills in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Click here for more details. 

In-Person Class Meetings: 6
Time per class meeting: 2 hours
Online Estimate (Study and Exams): 12 hours
Total estimated time to complete with exams: 24 hours
Format: Hybrid (online and in-person)
Cost*: $300.00
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Fundamentals of Robotics Level 1

This course is designed expose students to the various types of robots and the various ways they can increase productivity in industrial applications. While these robots can replace low skilled human tasks, they require people with technical skills to program, operate and maintain them. Upon completion of this course, student will have worked with various types and brands of robots – learning how to program, teach positions, and work safely with these critical elements of modern industry. Click here for more details. 

In-Person Class Meetings: 6
Time per class meeting: 2 hours
Online Estimate (Study and Exams): 12 hours
Total estimated time to complete with exams: 24 hours
Format: Hybrid (online and in-person)
Cost*: $300.00
Click here to search for the next available class.

Customized Training in Advanced Automation

Let NTCC help your business develop customized training solutions close to home. These classes can be delivered at the Lacombe Campus  at your worksite. To set up customized workforce training, call 985-545-1500 or email STEM@NorthshoreCollege.Edu

Available Courses

Robotics: Planning and Programming

Use control theory, computer programming and modeling to address industrial applications with robotic arms. Two FANUC robots are available: LR MATE 200iD/4S and SCARA SR-3iA. Topics include safety, motion planning, programming and troubleshooting.

Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) 

Apply key concepts for industrial applications of PLCs including safety procedures, diagrams, ladder logic, computer programming, control theory, signal conditioning, signal processing, and interaction with input and output devices