Train for a new career in under two years!
Engineering and Manufacturing Careers
You may qualify to get help paying for your education! Financial aid opportunities are available for many of the short-term training programs listed here!
Individual Training Account (ITA)
An ITA is a voucher, issued by the Workforce Investment Board, to be used to pay for an eligible individual's training costs. Contact LCCC's Employment and Career Services office at 440-366-4076 or OhioMeansJobs Lorain County at 440-324-5244 for more information.
Credit vs. Non-Credit. What's the Difference?
The credit and non-credit programs both provide valuable job skills for a great career. Classes taken in credit programs, however, can often be used as a stepping stone toward an associate's or bachelor's degree.
LCCC offers many certificate training programs that help you learn new career skills in a hurry. The short-term training opportunities are perfect for those who want to train for a good job, but aren't able to commit to long-term education or training.
Plus, credits earned for many of these programs can be applied to related LCCC associate's degree and LCCC University Partnership bachelor's degree programs.
See how you can turn a short-term commitment into long-term success for your employment and educational goals.
Short-Term Technical Certificates
Earn a certificate in one year or less. Coursework typically transfers into related one-year technical certificate and associate degree programs.
- Alternative Energy Technology - Wind Turbine (26 credits)
The program encompasses a wide range of electrical, mechanical and computer skills required to compete in the emerging Alternate Energy- Wind Turbine Industry. Individuals will be prepared for a range of analysis, installation and maintenance assignments associated with the Wind Turbine industry.
- Computer-Aided Machining (19 credits)
Provides the student with the knowledge and practical skills necessary for entry-level employment in the manufacturing processes/computer numerical control field.
- Computer-Aided Design (17 credits)
This collection of courses will provide the student with specialized knowledge and skills to be prepared for entry-level employment in a variety of industries that utilize CAD.
- Computer Maintenance and Networking (21 credits)
Provides the student with the knowledge and practical skills necessary for entry-level employment in the areas of installation, upgrading and maintaining personal computer systems and networks.
- Construction and Renovation Tradesman (18 credits)
The Construction and Renovation Tradesman Short Term Technical Certificate is designed to provide students with the knowledge, cognitive skills and hands-on skills necessary to perform in an entry-level construction position. Employment opportunities exist in a variety of residential construction companies.
- Maintenance Technician (29 credits)
Offers the broad-based skills and hands-on experience needed to start in a career maintaining high technology systems that utilize automated control of electrical, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
- Micro Electromechanical Systems (MEMS) (17 credits)
Provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to work as an entry-level technician.
- Basic Welding (17 credits)
Recognizes the student who has completed a core group of welding courses.
- Welding Technology (19 credits)
The Welding Certificate of Completion recognizes the student who has completed a core group of welding courses. This collection of courses will provide the student with specialized knowledge and skills to be prepared for entry-level employment in a variety of industries that utilize welding.
One-Year Technical Certificates
Coursework typically takes one year to complete and transfers into the related associate degree program.
- Alternative Energy Technology - Solar Technology (35 credits)
Prepares the student for a range of analysis, installation and maintenance skills associated with the Solar Thermal industry. Typical job responsibilities will include design, testing, R&D, service, maintenance and installation assignments.
- Alternative Energy Technology - Wind Turbine (34 credits)
Encompasses a wide range of electrical, mechanical and computer skills required to compete in the emerging Alternate Energy - Wind Turbine Industry.
- Computer-Aided Machining (CAM) Operator (36 credits)
The program provides students with knowledge, skills and competencies in programming, set-up and operating CNC machines, in a manufacturing setting.
- Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Operator (36 credits)
The CAD Operator Certificate Program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and cognitive skills necessary for the competent performance as an entry-level CAD operator.
- Electronic Engineering Technology (34 credits)
The one-year technical certificate in electronic engineering technology is structured to provide a student with an application-oriented, electronic/electrical background, hands-on laboratory experience, and the use of standard and specialized test equipment.
- Micro Electromechanical Systems (MEMS) (34 credits)
Training is provided in the fundamental concepts of micro-electromechanical systems and how these devices are designed and fabricated.
- Residential Building and Renovation (35 credits)
Provides students with the knowledge, cognitive skills and hands-on skills necessary to perform in an entry-level construction position. Employment opportunities exist in a variety of residential construction companies.
- Welding Operator (37 credits)
Provides the knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary for the competent performance as a entry level welding technician. The welding technician is the liaison between the welding engineer and the welder. The program is based on the occupational analyses and needs of the maintenance and fabrication welding industries
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