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STLCC offers New Accelerated Job Training Programs

May 19, 2009

The Division of Workforce and Community Development (WCD) of the St. Louis Community College is a leader in developing training that enables the area's workforce acquire or maintain the skills necessary to participate in the region's economic growth. WCD creates accelerated programming, which means "just in time" training for in-demand jobs.

Home Energy Auditor Training - June 8-12 (Construction Lab, Florissant Valley Campus, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

This coursework prepares individuals for the nationally-recognized Building Performance Institute (BPI) building analyst certification. Participants also gain the skills needed to conduct residential energy audits, as well as resolve residential energy issues, including heating, cooling, base load and air leakage problems. Knowledge of basic building science and/or construction experience is recommended, along with familiarity with residential electricity, hand tools and the ability to read measuring devices. The cost is $1,315 and includes BPI online testing and proctored field testing. For more information or to register, contact Andrea Morrison at 314-539-5341, or visit the on-line registration form at www.cbil.org/heat.

Information Technology Help Desk Technician - June 1-July 24 (Downtown Education Center, 300 South Broadway, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

The Help Desk Technician program prepares entry-level Information Technologists for work as Customer Service and Help Desk Professionals in the desktop services and applications domain. Successful recipients of the training will develop skills such as: installing, maintaining, supporting, and troubleshooting hardware components; deploying desktop operating systems and application; deploying and maintain networking protocols and topologies and designing desktop and network security. Desktop operating systems explored are: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Microsoft Windows Vista and Linux. Additional information will be provided to allow students to pursue CompTIA and Microsoft vendor certifications. Fee is $4,950 and includes all materials. For more information, contact Judy Koenig at 314-539-5360, or visit the online registration form at www.cbil.org/helpdesk.

Microsoft Certified Applications Specialist - July 12-29 (Downtown Education Center, 300 South Broadway, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

This training gives participants mastery of all the skills necessary to be completely proficient in Word 2007 and pass the Microsoft Certification Exam 77-601 to become a Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS). Instruction includes preparation for the MCAS certification exam. The fee is $1,370 and includes all materials. For more information, contact Judy Koenig at 314-539-5360.

Dislocated workers and certain categories of unemployed may qualify for tuition assistance through the Missouri Career Centers.