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Blinn College’s Hodde Center offers specialty welding, machining, and industrial safety workforce courses in November

To register, visit the Hodde Center at 2910 S. Blue Bell Road in Brenham

October 26, 2017

Blinn College’s A.W. Hodde, Jr. Technical Education Center will offer courses in specialty welding, machining, industrial safety, first aid, business skills, and technology this November.

Blinn will offer two in-depth courses in welding and machining – CHTI Hydrostatic Test Inspection Nov. 6-7, and Fundamentals of CNC Machine Controls Nov. 12-Dec. 14.

Fundamentals of CNC Machine Controls teaches students about the programs that operate CNC machines. The 84-hour course covers the basics of running a CNC machine, including tool and work setup, reviewing programs, and understanding G, T and M codes and X, Y and Z axis buttons. The course is designed for individuals who have been a machinist or have taken a manual machining class. Students can earn national certification from the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) on both lathe and mill machines.

CHTI Hydrostatic Test Inspection is a two-day course taught at the National Welding Inspection School in Burton. This highly specialized welding inspection course teaches students to use a variety of tools to check welds and pipelines. To view the course enrollment requirements, visit www.nationalwelding.com.

Blinn will also offer three industrial safety courses in November, including Industrial Safety Training – General Industry Thursday, Nov. 2, and Nov. 15-16, and Powered Industrial Truck Operator Friday, Nov. 17.

Industrial Safety Training – General Industry is an advanced safety course that includes U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and CPR certification. Students will be trained on aerial lifts, mini excavators, and forklifts.

Powered Industrial Truck Operator teaches those working with forklifts to become safer operators. Through the course, student can earn certification in forklift and excavator operation.

Blinn also will offer a Certified Medication Aide Refresher course Saturday, Nov. 11, a Red Cross CPR/ First Aid course Friday, Nov. 17, and Leadership Skills for Supervisors Nov. 7-16.

Prospective students can register by visiting the Hodde Center, located at 2910 S. Blue Bell Road in Brenham, during regular business hours. As part of Blinn’s Division of Technical & Community Education, its staff works in cooperation with local businesses to provide a well-trained workforce that strengthens the local economy.

Business owners can enroll their employees in Hodde Center courses using Texas Workforce Commission Skills Development and Skills for Small Business funds, and Hodde Center staff can help businesses complete the request form. Blinn also offers students access to scholarships through the Blinn College Foundation, private grants, and Workforce Solutions.

For more information regarding the Hodde Center and it course offerings, call 979-830-4443 or visit: www.blinn.edu/workforce.

COURSE NAME/NUMBER

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END

CONTACT HRS

DAYS

TIMES

COST

WLDG 1091: CHTI Hydrostatic Test Inspection

 11/6

11/7

16

MT

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

$1,650

MCHN 2003: Fundamentals of CNC Machine Controls

11/20

12/14

84

MTWTh

8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

$2,000

OSHT 1000: Industrial Safety Training – General Industry

11/2

11/2

7

T

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

$450

OSHT 1000: Industrial Safety Training  – General Industry

11/15

11/16

16

WTh

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

$900

OSHT 1010: Powered Industrial Truck Operator 

11/17

11/17

7

F

8:00 a.m. –  5:00 p.m.

$115

NURA 1041: CMA Refresher

11/11

11/11

8

Sa

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

$75

EMSP 1020: CPR/ First Aid – Red Cross

11/17

11/17

8

F

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

$115

ITSW 1022: Computer – Intro to Electronic Spreadsheet

11/18

11/18

8

Sa

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

$100

BMGT 1020: Leadership Skills for Supervisors

11/7

11/16

8

TTh

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 

$155

BUSG 1012: Industrial Bootcamp

11/6

11/10

40

MTWThF

8:00 a.m. –   5:00 p.m.

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