Faulkner State Community College is bringing the classroom to the student with training opportunities in the new Industrial Maintenance modular units.
These units, which house machinery and equipment for intense Industrial Maintenance Technology training, provide facilities for five critical areas of Industrial Maintenance. These areas are DC/AC, Motor Controls, Hydraulics and Pneumatics, Instrumentation and Programmable Logic Controllers.
The units, which are offered from Faulkner State, are located at the South Baldwin Center for Technology in Robertsdale. They are set on a rotation schedule and travel across the state providing needed facilities for those attempting degrees or certificates in the field of Industrial Maintenance.
Credit and non-credit courses are offered through the modular units. While credit courses can be applied toward degrees and certificates, non-credit courses are available for customized training solutions to area businesses and industries.
“Every eight weeks, we receive a new modular unit,” Mandy Bezeredi, Faulkner State’s Career Coach said. “They rotate all year round.”
Whether a student is aiming to achieve an Associate’s degree or a short-term certificate in Industrial Maintenance Technology, they can receive hands-on learning with real-time machinery.
“Each course comprises an eight-week intense training in the field,” Bezeredi said. “With 15 hours per week, these students are able to achieve the courses they need in a short amount of time.”
Each eight-week period throughout the year, a student can complete training in one of five units. After completion of all five units, which totals 40 weeks, the student receives a training certificate in Industrial Maintenance. That credit can then be applied toward the Associate’s degree.
While most courses are provided during the day in the modular units, students have the option to take other night courses for credits to apply toward the Associate’s degree with the Industrial Maintenance option.
Many students take advantage of the modular units for credit toward a training certificate or degree. Others may aspire to gain training in one unit alone. By completing a unit in one of the five areas, students can gain more knowledge and customized training of that specific area of the Industrial Maintenance field while excelling in their current jobs.
The rotation schedule for each unit can be found on Faulkner State’s website. With a constant rotation, students are encouraged to plan ahead for the units they wish to complete.
“If a student needs one of the upcoming modular unit training courses, that student should fill out an Application for Admission to the College as soon as possible,” Bezeredi said. “By doing this, they will be well prepared to register for courses in the unit upon its arrival.”
For information on credit courses for degrees and certificates, contact Mandy Bezeredi at 251-580-2169. For businesses and industries interested inin taking advantage of the training solutions through non-credit courses, call 251-990-0445.