December 12, 2014 -
Industrial Process Control Technology and DuPont: Keys to a Successful Industry and Education Partnership
Industrial Process Control Technology offers students NCCER training and onsite experience required for open positions at DuPont. Read 12 Steps to Creating a Successful Industry and Education Partnership by Jason Herndon, Training Specialist at E.I. DuPont in New Johnsonville, Tennessee. Published by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)
The Industrial Process Control Technology program, available at the Humphreys County Campus, trains students to become process control technicians or maintenance technicians. Students learn to work as part of a team that plans, analyzes, and controls the production of products, from the raw materials all the way through the production and distribution. Almost every industry needs process control technicians and maintenance technicians including chemical, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, power generation, pulp and paper, refining, and waste water treatment.
Nashville State has partnered with many corporations for program graduate employment opportunities including E.I. DuPont, Matheson Tri-Gas, Erachem-Comilog, Rockwood Lithium, Accurate Energetic Systems, Tennessee Valley Authority, Hood Container, Arkema, and Occidental Chemical Corporation.
Process Technicial Concentration
Process Technician jobs for well-trained individuals include opportunities in the middle Tennessee area with some of our program partners—businesses such as E.I. DuPont, Matheson Tri-Gas, Erachem-Comilog, Rockwood Lithium, Occidental Chemical Corporation, Accurate Energetic Systems, Tennessee Valley Authority, and Hood Container. Graduates of the Process Technician concentration should be able to:
Maintenance Technician Concentration
Maintenance Technician jobs for well-trained individuals include opportunities in the middle Tennessee area with some of our program partners—businesses such as E.I. DuPont, Rockwood Lithium, Accurate Energetic Systems, Tennessee Valley Authority, Arkema, and Occidental Chemical Corporation. Graduates in the Maintenance Technician concentration should be able to:
The college has a very active Career Services Office that assists students, graduates and alumni with their career and employment needs.
Cooperative work experience can be an important addition to a student’s formal classroom work. Co-op courses may substitute for technical courses with the prior approval of the Program Coordinator. The Career Services Office will provide the correct course numbers. For more information about cooperative work experience opportunities, please visit the Career Services Office Web site, phone 615-353-3248, or e-mail email@example.com.
A student seeking the Maintenance Technician concentration with four (4) or more years of experience as an electrician, instrumentation technician, millwright, or pipefitter may choose to take the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) skills assessment in place of certain coursework.
NCCER Assessment Instructions (Printable PDF Document)
NCCER Assessment Instructions
If you have any further questions concerning NCCER assessment, please feel free to contact:
Joey Leonard, Assistant Professor, 931-296-1739 Ext. 313
Joey Leonard is the lead instructor for the Industrial Process Control Technology program at the Humphreys County Campus of Nashville State Community College. Joey graduated from East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology with emphasis in programming and automation. Joey is a veteran of the United States Army where he served as an Electronic Warfare Aviation Platform System Intercept Control Repairer. Joey was honored with a Donna Lancaster award by the Tennessee Board of Regents in 2008 for innovation in online learning.
B.S., Manufacturing Engineering Technology, East Tennessee State University, 1997
M.A.R., Master of Arts in Religion, Worship Studies, Liberty University, 2010
NCCER Master Trainer, 2010
OSHA 500, 2010
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