ECCCC offering workforce classes

ECCC Offers NCCER Apprenticeship

Core Class in Louisville

Instruction in the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Apprenticeship Core for HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) and Millwright is being offered at East Central Community College’s Career Advancement Center in Louisville. The Core class covers modules such as basic safety, communication skills, and construction drawings and must be taken as a pre-requisite for all NCCER areas of training. Completing this curriculum gives the trainee the basic skills needed to continue education in any craft area he or she chooses.

Registration will be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. The class will be held on Tuesdays AND Thursdays from 5 to 9 p.m. for twelve weeks.

Cost of the class is $150.

Greg Forsythe, will be serving as instructor.

For more information on this class and others being offered at the facility, contact Shelley Thomas, Louisville Site Coordinator, Phone 662-773-2292; Email,

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 Wednesday, September 11, 2013 beginning at 5:00 p.m. at ITTC.  Classes will meet each Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and will run for twelve consecutive weeks.  Class meetings will 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, and main campus in Decatur 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.

To pre-register or 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

ECCC ‘Small Engine Repair’ Class Being Offered In Philadelphia

Instruction in small engine repair, including the theory of operation, carboration, ignition systems, and internal engine components, is being offered at the East Central Community College Productivity Enhancement Lab located at the Philadelphia/Neshoba County Career-Technical Center.

Classes will be held on eight consecutive Thursdays beginning on September 19, 2013 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Gary Sanford will be serving as instructor.

Cost of the class is $150.

For more information contact Chris Clark, ECCC Workforce Development Coordinator, Phone 601-635-6245 or call toll free, 1-877-462-3222, ext. 245. The email address is