Manufacturing workers change materials, substances, or components into new products. North Carolina’s growth careers in manufacturing often involve installing, maintaining, and repairing increasingly technical equipment.

Upcoming Workforce Development and Community Education Courses

This course is designed to review Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, patient assessment, medical and environmental emergencies, triage, and blood borne pathogens in order for students to maintain certification in First Aid and CPR.

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - ACSO, Room 1

Instructor: Russell Zachary

This course provides instruction on the principles and practices of welding. Emphasis is on the blueprint reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing. Course content will be specific to a particular welding process such as SMAW (stick), GMAW (MIG), and GTAW (TIG). Upon completion, students will have the knowledge base to sit for various industry-specific certifications.

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Wilkes Campus - Daniel Hall - Kendrick/Church Hall, Room 1001

Instructor: Tyson Summers

Comments: Jeff Shore 336-838-6206


This course is designed to develop competencies in identifying, understanding, and responding to signs of mental illness and substance use disorder. Upon successful completion, students will possess the skills needed to reach out and provide initial support to an individual who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to appropriate care resources.

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM, 12:01 AM - 12:00 AM

Location: Wilkes Campus - Kendrick/Church Hall, Room 1507

Instructor: Renee Macemore

Comments: Marina Brannock 336-838-6210 PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED


Visit the WDCE page for a complete list of upcoming courses. Many courses are offered online via Ed2Go.

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