ECCC Workforce Development offers classes in Louisville

ECCC Workforce Development offers ‘Electrical Theory’ Class

An “Electrical Theory Class,” consisting of the Principles of AC and DC electricity used for power and controls in industrial, commercial, agricultural and residential applications is being offered at ECCC’s Integrated Technologies Training Center (ITTC) located in Choctaw. The training is designed to cover topics such as Ohm’s Law, Kirchoff’s Law, series and parallel circuits, induction and capacitance, calculating current and voltage drops, using various electrical meters to troubleshoot and diagnose circuit problems, and electric controls that will explore the ladder logic used to safely operate machinery with the use of relays, timers, push buttons, and safety interlocks. The class is being offered through East Central Community College’s Workforce Development Center.

Registration will be held on Monday, August 5, 2013 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at ITTC.  Classes will begin on Monday, August 12, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and will run for twelve consecutive weeks.  Class meetings may be available simultaneously through the use of video/conferencing equipment made possible through the Community Based Job Training Grant at our Carthage and Louisville Career Advancement Centers for those living outside Neshoba County.

Blake Warren, Advanced Skills Trainer, will be serving as instructor.

Cost of the class is $175.  Financial assistance may be available.

For more information, contact Chris Clark, ECCC Workforce Development Coordinator, Phone 601-635-6245 or Warren, Phone 601-389-0832. Their email address is <> or

Development Offers OSHA ‘HAZWOPER’ Refresher Course

OSHA HAZWOPER Refresher Course, annual training required to maintain HAZWOPER certification, is being offered at the East Central Community College Career Advancement Center located in the old Spartus facility at 921 South Church Street in Louisville. This eight hour course provides training in remediation and clean-up of an uncontrolled hazardous waste site.  In addition, emphasis is placed on site safety and health plans, response protocol, confined space entry, emergency planning, decontamination, trenching, and excavation. The course is being taught by Ben Rosenkrans, experienced HAZMAT instructor and is required for persons working the American Creosote Site.  Pre-registration with payment and 100% completion of the course is required.

Training will be held Wednesday, August 7, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Cost of the class is $100 per trainee.

For more information and to reserve your seat, contact Chris Clark, ECCC Workforce Development Center Coordinator, Phone 601-635-6245 or Shelley Thomas, ECCC Louisville Site Coordinator, Phone 662-536-1150. Their email address is <> or