Continuing Education

Dates Set for Soldering Classes

Dates are set for our spring Soldering classes.

Introduction to Soldering May 2-6

IPC 610 Certification Class May 9-13

J-Std Certification Class May 16-20

Sign up now to guarantee placement.  Classes are filling up fast. Train for a new career in a high demand area.

For more information, contact:

  • Larry Lewis
    Training Coordinator,  Manufacturing and Technology
    651-423-8276

Check out our new video about the Soldering Training Program at DCTC.

Soldering

Learn to Solder, Get a Job with Short Term Training

Check out our new video about the Soldering Training Program at DCTC.

For more information, contact:

  • Larry Lewis
    Training Coordinator,  Manufacturing and Technology
    651-423-8276

Boilers class starts September 8 in Burnsville

Interior of boiler-house

The next course to prepare for the Minnesota state boilers license exam begins September 8, 2015 and will be held at the South of the River Education Center in Burnsville, 2800 County Road 42 West. Classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday evening, 5:30-9:30 p.m. for four weeks. Class registration is $460 and includes books and materials. Payment due at time of registration.

CLASS INFORMATION

Click here for more information and class descriptions.

This PDF describes the different licensing levels and how our classes fit into preparing for the state exams.

Boilers I is appropriate for those wishing to obtain a Special or Second Class engineering license.

Boilers II is appropriate for those wishing to obtain a First Class or Chief engineering license.

REGISTRATION

To register for Steam & Hot Water Boilers I or II, please register online

or contact

 Lea Schendel
lea.schendel@dctc.edu
651-423-8279

DEPT. OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY

To apply for a boiler license, click here.

To learn more about regulations regarding boiler operation, click here.

 

For more information, contact:
  • Marlo Miller
    Training Coordinator,  Manufacturing and Technology
    651-423-8612

Customs, Export Compliance, Six Sigma training coming to Burnsville

Check out these upcoming courses planned at the South of the River Education Center.

US Customs Broker Prep Course
This 10 session course will ready you for the Customs Broker exam through instruction on how to study for the exam, provide study tools and identify areas that need further study.
DELIVERY: 30-hours classroom, Mondays & Wednesdays 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
DATE: 8/26/15 – 9/30/15 (no class 9/7)
LOCATION: Burnsville Workforce Center
PRICE: $499

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Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training
A 5 day training course with lectures, hands-on exercises, simulations and case studies.
DELIVERY: 40-hours classroom, Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
DATE: 9/14/15-9/18/15
LOCATION: Burnsville Workforce Center
PRICE: $1,750
Instructor: Tom Moore

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Export Compliance
This 6 session, interactive course, focuses on the complete export transaction with emphasis on export controls and various aspects of international trade.
DELIVERY: 18-hours classroom, Mondays & Wednesdays 5 – 8 p.m.
DATE: 10/12/15 – 10/28/15
LOCATION: Burnsville Workforce Center
PRICE: $299
Instructor: Bonnie Anderson

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For more information, contact:
  • Marlo Miller
    Training Coordinator,  Manufacturing and Technology
    651-423-8612

New soldering IPC techs ready for jobs

DCTC, Minnesota Resource Center work together to train technicians

MRC grads

Pictured: DCTC soldering instructor Jeff Duch (left), and six graduates of the Core Manufacturing training program.

There are six new, highly-qualified soldering technicians ready to enter the manufacturing workplace, thanks to a partnership between Dakota County Technical College and Minnesota Resource Center.

MRC’s Core Manufacturing Training program focuses on both technical and interpersonal skills in an effort to fully prepare participants for high-tech production careers. DCTC partners with MRC to provide training and certification in hand soldering, IPC A-610 and IPC J-STD. IPC-certified employees are highly sought after by Twin Cities manufacturers.

DCTC will be offering soldering, A-610 and J-STD courses starting January 8, 2015. Entry-level wages for certified solderers are approximately $13-15/hour. Instructor Jeff Duch helps students develop skills and provides useful guidance during the job search. For more information, call 651-423-8612.

MRC is planning to offer another session of Core Manufacturing in March. for more information, call 612-752-8100.

For more information, contact:
  • Marlo Miller
    Training Coordinator,  Manufacturing and Technology
    651-423-8612