Centralia College unveils two new programs for fall

Starting in September, Centralia College is offering two new job training programs.

Fall classes start Sept. 21. Early registration is recommended, especially for students applying for financial aid.

Students can apply online at www.centralia.edu or stop by the Admissions Office (located in the Student Center Building) on the main Centralia College campus. For more information, contact Workforce Education at 360-736-9391, ext. 427.

Industrial Automation

Starting this fall, Centralia College is offering a two-year training program in Industrial Automation.

The associate degree program prepares students for entry-level positions in the installation, repair, and preventative maintenance of industrial machinery, as performed by industrial maintenance mechanics or millwrights.

“The Industrial Automation program includes training in electronics, robotics mechatronics, and welding to expose students to the skills necessary to repair, install, adjust, and maintain industrial machinery,” explained Durelle Sullivan, dean of Workforce Education. “The program was developed with local employers, who have jobs available right now.”

Students who complete the program will simultaneously earn forklift, flagger, First Aid and CPR, and industry-specific robotics certifications.

Land Survey and Mapping Technician

Centralia College’s new Land Survey and Mapping Technician program is a one-year job training program that teaches field survey techniques, calculations, and office skills using hands-on training on a variety of instruments.

“If you enjoy math and computers, but can’t stand the idea of working at a desk all day, you’re a perfect candidate for training as a survey tech,” explained Ann Alves, program coordinator. “This is a great field for people who love hiking, fishing, hunting, and just being outside. This is a really rewarding career because the wages are high and there are a lot of jobs available.”

Students can simultaneously earn both a Land Survey and Mapping Technician Certificate and Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) Certificate.

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