Our industrial, green and trades courses and programs are designed to teach you the knowledge and skills you need to secure a position in a variety of fields or upgrade your training in your current field.
Learn regulatory overview, engineering principles, operator responsibilities, safety operating rules, maintenance and inspections. (12 hours)
Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) MIG
Train using GMAW, also known as metal inert gas (MIG) welding, and master the art of fusing metal to metal with intense heat created by an electric arc. The course also covers shop safety and health, drawing and welding symbols, thermal cutting processes, and welding inspection and testing.
Successful completion prepares you to take the American Welding Society (AWS) SENSE Level 1 Entry Welder certification exam.
Students can be assured the training they receive is based on national standards and guidelines. Note: Cotton long sleeve shirt, long pants, and leather boots are required. (The lab is part of the certification for GMAW MIG) (125 hours)
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) Basic TIG
Gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), also known as tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding, is an arc welding process that uses a tungsten electrode to produce the weld. Build on your basic welding skills and knowledge with this course on TIG welding. This course includes an introduction to TIG welding, lab safety and practical hands-on demonstration and practice to hone your skills. (75 hours) Prerequisite: (GMAW) MIG
Stick Welding (SMAW)
This course is designed for persons who desire to learn the Shielded Metal Arc Welding or Stick Welding process that uses a consumable electrode coated in flux to lay the weld. Students will learn safety and health awareness, the basic units of measurement, and be introduced to blueprint reading.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will study and practice basic welding principles involving Thermal Cutting Processes, Drawing and Welding Symbol Interpretation, and Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG) in all positions. (75 hours)
Chemical Plant Operator
The success of any chemical plant operation is based on three essentials – efficiency, productivity and safety. The inherent dangers in chemical and process facilities, with the manufacture, storage and transport of toxic, corrosive and/or explosive elements, create environments with “accidents waiting to happen.” To reduce risk and increase productivity, companies must certify that chemical plant operators have the required knowledge and skills to safely carry out their duties and ensure that all equipment is in safe working order.
The chemical plant operator curriculum is designed to enhance operator knowledge and skills with an understanding of basic theory, equipment operations, systems operations, process plant safety considerations, working conditions, foundational technical knowledge and specific training on the complex equipment found in today’s chemical plants.
Chemical Lab Tech
Knowledgeable and trained laboratory technicians are essential for industries to ensure the safety and quality of their processes and products. In order to provide accurate and efficient analysis, laboratory technicians should have a solid understanding of chemistry fundamentals, laboratory equipment and procedures as well as a basic grounding with the same fundamental safety and operational training taken by colleagues in other parts of the organization.
ATC’s Laboratory Technician Learning Plan is designed to cover a wide range of lab tech and workplace fundamental training requirements. This learning plan is designed to improve knowledge and skills by providing an understanding of industrial laboratory operations and processes. The program also includes a package of fundamental training courses designed to give employees an awareness of key skill/knowledge areas in a typical industrial environment.
Your production facilities, and those you serve in your own customer base, depend on efficient and reliable management of your electric power, distribution, control, security, communications and heating/lighting systems. It is critical to test and maintain your electrical equipment at regular intervals to ensure safe, reliable operation.
A well trained electrical power maintenance staff, coupled with the performance of regular industrial electrical power maintenance tests, raises awareness of possible hidden problems in your electrical systems before they grow to become disasters.
Electrical maintenance training topics are designed to prepare the student to become conscious of safety considerations, understand the electrical implications of machine and equipment assignments, work comfortably with electrical schematics, maintain motors and control systems, utilize appropriate test equipment, troubleshoot rotating and static systems, train and supervise affiliates and pursue continuous improvement.
Instrumentations and Controls
Technological advancements in process monitoring, control and industrial automation have contributed greatly to improve the productivity of virtually all manufacturing operations in every part of the world. The interpretation of timely and accurate measurements is a critical consideration in any processing plant, where all decisions regarding plant operations are based on what the measurements indicate. In the context of process control, all controller decisions are similarly based on measurement data.
ATC offers skills-based online interactive courseware designed specifically to help companies better train operations, instrumentation and control personnel, while offering a significantly higher return on your training investment.
This course is designed to improve knowledge and skills by providing an understanding of process variables, direct-read instruments, elements of control systems, sensors, transmitters, recorders, controllers, final control elements, basic control loops, continuous process and PLCs.
Maintaining the mechanical integrity and safe operation of your plant is likely your most important daily concern. With today’s ever increasing output demands, keeping your workforce trained to the highest possible competency levels and meeting mandates is a constant challenge. Mechanical maintenance skill requirements have shifted from simple maintenance - fixing what is broken - to ensuring reliability with predictive and preventative maintenance initiatives.
ATC’s mechanical maintenance training plan is designed to improve mechanical maintenance knowledge and skills by providing an understanding of common mechanical components and routine and preventative maintenance procedures. Topics covered include common tools, rigging procedures, measurements, fasteners, tolerances, alignment, lubrication and vibration management, while working proficiently with bearings, drive components, pumps, compressors, valves, piping and other mechanical systems.
Facility Maintenance and Multi-Craft Maintenance Technicians and Associates carry a huge burden of responsibility in today’s plant environments. They are responsible for foundational services and static systems such as Lighting, Heating, Cooling, Security, Fire Protection, Water, Power Plant, and Waste-water. In addition, modern facility responsibilities typically include boilers and steam systems, compressors, pneumatic systems, automated doors, dock levelers, hydraulic systems, local power generation systems and all of the associated controls.
To perform in this role a technician must learn and practice foundational, operational (servicing) and proficiency (adjust and replacement) and expert level skills and be well trained in significant Electrical and Mechanical Maintenance skills, while performing the activities assigned to him or her on a daily basis. It is a major challenge just to keep up, let alone gain on the knowledge curve.
This is an extremely comprehensive program with in-depth training on a wide range of topics that include plant safety, electrical components and maintenance, bearings, drives, pumps, compressors, valves, heat exchangers, instrumentation, PLCs, power plant systems, turbines, boilers, coal handling and water treatment among many others. The online methodology enables consistent delivery, with broader reach, flexible scheduling and automated record keeping.
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