Technical, Industrial & Trades Training

Explore our Industrial Training Options at NCC

The Center for Business & Industry is the one source for all of your Industrial Training needs. NCC's CBI is not only open to students, but also employees of local businesses seeking further training. It's never too late learn new skills - in fact, we believe it's imperative to continue your training as industry technologies and techniques change over time. That's why NCC provides customized training to accommodate your requirements, advancing your company and giving your employees a competitive edge.



What We Offer

If you are looking to add vehicle and emissions inspection certification to your list of qualifications, NCC's courses are an affordable and convenient option. Earn your PA license for Emission or Safety Inspection by completing our Enhanced Emission Inspection class.  We also offer a twelve-hour Pennsylvania Bureau of Motor Vehicles Inspection Mechanic class that can lead to certification in the three main vehicle categories, 1) passenger cars, light and medium trucks, light trailer; 2) motorcycles; 3) heavy trucks and trailers, school buses, mass transit vehicles. The main courses included in this program are located below:


Manufacturing firms face unique technical challenges every day. Every employee in the organization must stay current with advances in technology. In the end, people and their skill make the difference.


At the Center for Business and Industry, we understand your electronics manufacturing needs. We're ready to help you and employees stay on top of changes in modern manufacturing with practical hands-on training courses and custom in-plant educational programs.


Our Micro-Electronics training courses have always been renowned for their clear, concise and practical presentation and application, providing you and your staff with the right information to get the job done safely and efficiently.


NCC offers three (3)  industry recognized IPC courses as well as  custom company specific training.  The IPC certification courses are:

  • IPC-A-610: Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies Certification
  • IPC/WHMA-A-620, Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies Certification
  • J-STD-001 Acceptability of Electrical and Electronic Soldered Assemblies (often a requirement for those companies doing government related work). Where custom company specific training can be tailored to meet the individual needs of that company. 

Industry leaders and instructional design professionals create our multimedia courses and ensure that information is current and accurate and presented in a logical sequence. The multimedia curriculum is augmented with hands-on exercises in two state-of-the-art teaching laboratories. CBI instructors, technical specialists and curriculum writers are active in industry, up-to-date on the latest practices and adept at their specialties.


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For the past twenty-five years, ETAC has helped businesses improve manufacturing processes, evaluate and improve operational efficiency and provide renewable energy assistance. ETAC’s mission is to help businesses implement sustainable operating principles.


ETAC has experts, equipment and laboratory facilities to apply and test various technologies.


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For Businesses

Keeping your employees up-to-date with the latest technology, safety requirements, certifications and trends in their field is as simple as calling Northampton's Center for Business and Industry. No matter how unique your need, our seasoned team will assess the situation, and efficiently create and deliver, highly specialized, application-based training and strategic solutions that integrate your policies, machinery or equipment.


Additionally, take advantage of CBI's exclusive workshops, scheduled regularly at our locations, or available at your worksite. You can also use our convenient online educational option, Ed2GoPro and create a Virtual University for your team.


Our resources are vast, affordable and available round-the-clock for all experience levels. To discuss your goals and how we can help you meet them, contact or call 610.861.5064.


For Individuals

Whether you need to update your skills or learn a new trade, Northampton's Center for Business and Industry is your resource for cutting edge technical training.


If you are looking for quality truck driving training with an experienced team that has a proven track record of success, you have come to the right place! NCC has partnered with 160 Driving Academy to offer classroom and hands-on instruction that will provide you with practical and personalized instruction as well as accumulated behind-the-wheel hours. We are fully committed to every student, offering the best training in the classroom and on the road. We take great pride in helping people like you develop new, in-demand career skills that can help you achieve the high-paying positions you’re looking for. We are not just a truck driving training provider; we are your ticket to a new beginning and brighter future!


With highly experienced staff, personalized attention and proven training methods, our team will help you pass your CDL certification exam with flying colors. Our CDL training system is a 160 hour program, using examples and experience to help you remember and retain everything you need to know to becoming a truck driver. Our CDL training consists of:

  • Classroom Instruction: Small classrooms and personable instructors make learning the rules and regulations easy.
  • Real-World Experience: Experience behind the wheel is a crucial part of our training.
  • One-on-One Tutoring: Need extra help? No problem. We will help you get the training you need to pass your CDL certification exam.
  • Great Opportunities: Truck drivers are in high demand and will be for years to come!
  • Financial Assistance: Many companies that work with our students will pay back your tuition, giving you every reason to get started.
  • Convenience: We offer two different locations (NCC’s Bethlehem and Pocono campuses) near you to start your training.

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Phone:  1.844.889.0160


With our high graduation rate, financial assistance and career opportunities, you can trust NCC and 160 Driving Academy for your CDL training needs. If you have questions about our training and locations, give our team a call. You can also go online to request information about our training programs at NCC’s Bethlehem location or Pocono Campus.

Industrial Workforce Skills Development Programs

Workforce development creates economic prosperity for individuals, companies and communities. Northampton Community College’s short-term career readiness programs provide job seekers with the skills and credentials they need to embark on a new career while providing employers with the skilled workers they are seeking. Our grant-funded, entry level programs provide basic training for high demand positions and are FREE to those who qualify.

Our programs feature updated curriculum which is based on feedback from our valued industry partners. We apply our successful training model which blends on-line learning, hands-on and classroom instruction, and plant tours to reinforce key concepts. Company guest speakers create excitement about manufacturing careers. A designated student success coach helps students overcome barriers (daycare, transportation, lack of housing, language). Team building, root cause analysis and other employability skills are woven throughout.


Together, we can build a new generation of educated technicians and create economic prosperity across our community!


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With 120+ high-quality programs at a highly affordable cost, you can build specialized skills to advance in your career path — fast. And with flexible class formats and convenient locations, it's never been easier to join us.