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Technical, Trades & Computer Training

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.

We will design your customized training system using an integrated process that is as easy as 1, 2, 3:

1. Assess

Our team of experts tour your facility, assessing employee knowledge and skills, defining work performance standards, detailing equipment specifications and establishing competencies.

2. Train

Following the assessment process, our industry experts will develop customized training to obtain your objectives. Our industry trainers will schedule a time for delivery that best accommodates your employees, organization and production schedule.

3. Reinforce

Our partnership doesn't end with the training, we will also follow up to measure your valued outcomes and develop strategies for keeping your outcomes and results active and current. CBI will utilize a variety of evaluation and feedback mechanisms, including performance metrics and quality checks, to determine if the programs satisfied your intended goals and objectives.

Our training programs include:

  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Electrical Construction
  • HVAC/R
  • Welding
  • Solar Photovoltaic
  • Computer Training

"Industrial, mechanical and electrical maintenance is critical to the success of our plant operations. The comprehensive scope of industrial maintenance training the Center for Business & Industry at Northampton Community College designed using our own equipment and facilities is the best I've experienced. Their team of industry professionals has become part of our team and we are seeing incredible results."

Cindy Fairbanks, Human Resources
Essroc Italcementi Group

Technical Training for Individuals at NCC

Northampton Community College is the best value in starting and completing your technical training degree. As a leading technical school for Pennsylvania students, NCC's programming is affordable, accessible and built to work around your schedule. The Center for Business and Industry offers a range of certificate and degree programs in commercial technology and trades.

Whether you're a high school graduate looking for a career in tech, trade or computers, or a professional retraining to take advantage of skilled opportunities, Northampton is dedicated to supporting you and your future. Learn more about our technical training programs or contact the admissions office for application information.

Commercial & Industrial Technologies

From HVAC and solar installation to electrical and mechanical maintenance and welding, CBI offers a wide range of application-based courses, certifications or specialized diploma programs and degrees in commercial and industrial trades. Taught by dynamic individuals with real industry experience, your or your employees will gain the knowledge they need to improve productivity.

Transportation Technologies

Our hands-on transportation technology programs are convenient, with rolling registration dates and multiple locations. Choose from truck driver training and RV technician to our special automotive inspection certification program.

Electronics Manufacturing

At Northampton Community College, you'll work hands-on with expert instructors who use engaging multimedia teaching tools. We help you gain experience in various aspects of electronics manufacturing, preparing you for a career in fields such as phone, computer, entertainment and industrial equipment repair.With Pennsylvania's growing manufacturing sector demanding highly-skilled installers and technicians, NCC's electronic manufacturing program gives you the necessary skills to enter the workforce in two years.

IT/Computer Training

Whether you're seeking to brush up your computer skills or dive deeper into the world of IT, NCC offers degrees, certificates and noncredit programming. You'll learn the basics of Excel, Photoshop and other popular business programs, or train for a career as a network technician or AutoCAD designer. Northampton is an accredited technical school with programs covering a range of computer and IT topics.

Cyber Security

NEW! Northampton joins forces with EC-Council the leader in cyber security to offer online Cyber Security Training Certifications. iLearn is an asynchronous, self-study environment which delivers EC-Council’s sought after IT Security training courses, in a streaming video format. All lectures are pre-recorded and delivered by one of our top, professional practitioners to assure you receive a real-world perspective on the course concepts by the people who do the job! iLabs allows students to dynamically access a host of Virtual Machines preconfigured with vulnerabilities, exploits, tools, and scripts from anywhere with an internet connection. Courses are self-paced and can be completed usually in 2-6 months but must be completed in 1 year. Includes videos, e-courseware, ilabs and exam vouchers (where applicable). Course costs range from $1,600-$1,900.

Current Offerings

Solar/Photovoltaic Technologies

NCC is the only technical college in PA offering Institute for Sustainable Power Quality-accredited courses in solar and photovoltaic technology. Solar and photovoltaic training is a core component of Northampton Community College's Electrical Construction Technology degree program. In a booming industry where training standards are not yet uniform, NCC's interactive courses and workshops give you a sense of confidence that you are learning useful and current skills.

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