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                  REGION 1 Program Descriptions
                     REBUILDING AMERICA
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Region 1: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, North
Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska ( =proposed)


Bates Technical College, Basic/Advanced Welding, Basic Phlebotomy Skills
       Rachelle Leigh McGinnis, 253.680.7575, rmcginnis @bat
       Lynn Strickland, 253.680.7029,

Big Bend Community College, Pre-Employment Training Program
       Rebecca Waller (509)793-2423

Clark College, Nursing Assistant Certification, Dental Front Office
       Todd Oldham, (360) 992-2356

Clover Park Technical College, Green Construction Academy, Hybrid
       Automotive Technology, A my Goings 253-589-5782

Community Colleges of Spokane, Transitioning to New Occupations in
       Manufacturing, Dr. Dixie Simmons,

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     Edmonds Community College, Clinical Laboratory Assistant Certificate,
          Medical Office Specialist Certificate of Completion
              Jerrilee Mosier, (425) 640-1489

     Green River Community College, Manufacturing and Machine Technology Pre-
           employment Training Program, Fundamentals of Caregiving I-BEST
              Mari Ragland, 253-856-9595/ Leslie Heizer Newquist, 253-288-3344

     Olympic College, Construction-related Technical Design, Medical Receptionist
              Amy Hatfield, 360.475.7264,

     Pierce College District, Certified Nursing Assistant IBEST
              Amy Metcalfe, 253-964-6447 AMetcalfe@pierc

     Renton Technical College, Property Maintenance/ESL Program Certified
           Nursing Assistant Job Skills Program Maggi Sutthoff /
              Heat her Stephen-S elby

     South Seattle Community College, Residential Energy Auditing
              Luisa Motten, 206-768-6782,

     Tacoma Community College, Enhanced Certified Nursing Assistant
              Dr. Lisa Edwards (253-566-5019 or

     Washington State Community College, Online Chemical Operator Certification
           Program, John Walsh 740-568-1945,

     Central Oregon Community College, Sustainable Building Advisor, Pharmacy
              Technician Training, Cheryl Podesta, 541-383-773,

     Portland Community College, Career Pathways Manufacturing Technician,
            Dental Restorative Functions , Jeff Triplett,, 503-977-4141/
              Irene Giustini,, 503-731-6630

     Umpqua Community College, Nursing Assistant Program, Emergency Medical
          Technology Program, SusanTaylor, (541) 440-7784,


     College of Southern Idaho, Medical Imaging, Short-Term Post Certificates and
     LPN to RN Transition Fast-Track, Dr. Jerry Beck, 208) 732-6601


     Flathead Valley Community College, Commercial Truck Driver (CDL) with
              Hazwoper endorsement, Certified Nurse Aide Training (CNA),
              Ruth L. Ackroyd, 406-756-3962,

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     Bismark State College, Welding, Pharmacy Technician
             Sara Vollmer, 701-224-5639, sara.


     Central Community College, Mechatronics Education Center Welding Training
            Program, Doug Pauley, 402-562-1280,

     Southeast Community College Long Term Care Administrator, Procedures in
           Phlebotomy Judy A. Shonerd, 402-323-3410,

  1. Bates Technical College
     1101 South Yakima Avenue
     Tacoma, WA 98405
     Rachelle Leigh McGinnis, Associate Dean
     Continuing Education, Apprenticeship & Boiler Certification

  2. Basic Welding - 33 hours
     Advanced Welding - 33 hours

  3. Adults interested in entering this field or upgrading their skills for increased wage
     opportunities. This career is in high demand in the construction trades, structural
     metals, manufacturing, automotive industry and transportation equipment

  4. Oxyacetylene and arc for beginning and advanced students. Covers flat and
     vertical beads on plate, cutting and burning. Arc covers 6010 and 7018 electrodes
     in horizontal, vertical and overhead positions. Advanced processes include using
     inert gas, GMAW dual shield, MIG and Tungsten.

  5. Basic Welding - $200.00
     Advanced Welding - $396.00
     (materials and lab fees are included in tuition)

  6. Bates Technical College served almost 35 students in this career field last year
     through continuing education. The college also offers a certificate and a 16
     month degree program. According to the WOIS Career Information System, this
     occupation has grown 10% since 2006. In Pierce County there has been an
     increased need for employees with relevant and up-graded skills. The major job
     titles for welding careers are brazers, solderers, welder-fitters, welder-cutters and

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   welding production technicians. Welders are in high demand in the pipe, sheet
   metal and ironworker trades. Most of these jobs are in commercial construction.
   The average wage scale for a welder is currently $15.90-23.56 per hour. In the
   future, 81 new positions are predicted to open and 179 positions will be vacated
   mostly due to retirements in the trade. Many of our students are placed in
   construction related apprenticeship programs and others are currently employed,
   attending Bates to advance in their career or be promoted.
7. Bates Technical College
   1101 South Yakima Avenue
   Tacoma, WA 98405
   Lynn Strickland, Associate Dean
   Continuing Education & Apprenticeship

8. The Basic Phlebotomy Skills: 50 hours in length (approximately 11 weeks).

9. The course targets individuals interested in phlebotomy as either a career or as an
   entry into the medical field. It also targets current medical professionals who
   would like to add to their current skill set.

10. This course includes seven hours of Blood Borne Pathogens and Infectious
    Disease training required by Washington State for individuals in the health care
    profession. The course also includes but is not limited to: safety, basic anatomy
    & physiology, HIPPA, collections, processing techniques, slide making and lab
    slips. Each student will complete 25 venipunctures and 5 capillary collections
    during lab.
    The course does not include certification as a Phlebotomy Technician; however,
    our course is an approved program through the National Center for Competency
    Testing. Students who pass the test, proctored by Bates Technical College,
    become a National Certified Phlebotomy Technician. The National Certification
    Testing is also open to any individual within the community providing they meet
    the testing criteria.

11. The cost of the Basic Phlebotomy course is $380.00. Cost for texts including tax
    is $93.46. The cost for the national testing is $120.00 for students and $175.00
    for non-students.

12. Since September 2008, Bates Technical College has provided Basic Phlebotomy
    Skills training to 93 students. The Continuing Education Department does not
    provide job placement, therefore, we do not have placement numbers for this
    course. Many of our students who complete the Basic Phlebotomy Skills course
    enroll in our Advanced Phlebotomy course which includes 27 hours of classroom
    instruction and 120 hours of externship. A large percentage of the Advanced
    Phlebotomy students are hired by the externship site.

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PROPOSED: Central Washington Jobs Pre-employment Training Program
Big Bend Community College is working in partnership with eight manufacturing
companies as well as Grant County Economic Development Council, Work Source and
Skill Source to launch a certified Pre-employment Training Program. Our target
audience includes all those who are looking to gain employment in the manufacturing
field, including recent high school graduates, recently laid off employees (our area has
seen a large number of layoffs recently), underemployed, or unemployed, as well as those
who have located in the Grant/Adams county area. The program will be approximately 6
weeks in length, and 120 hours of training that is geared towards entry level positions in
the manufacturing field. Employers have struggled with finding adequately skilled and
trained applicants for entry level positions with their companies. The curriculum for this
program is being designed by the businesses and will provide a skills set that is necessary
for all manufacturing positions, including basic math, reading, safety, quality, teamwork,
communications, computer technology, personal development, good manufacturing
practices, as well as tours and work simulation at prospective employers. The
approximated cost is $10,000 for a class of 25 students or $400 per student for the 6 week
training session. We expect to see at least 150 students graduate this first year. Our first
training session will begin on March 2, 2009. We expect our program to have an
immediate impact for the eight companies who are part of our pre-employment training
program, as they have all committed to use this program as their primary source for
filling job openings. While this program is new to Big Bend Community College, it is
based off of a model that originated in Ohio and has been replicated across the country
with excellent success.

PROPOSED: 1. College name and contact: Clover Park Technical College, Amy
Goings Vice President of College Relations , 253-589-5782,

2. Title of program and length: Clover Park Technical College's Institute for
Sustainability in the Workforce would launch the following short term programs
which include but are not limited to the following courses which could be
completed within three to six months.
Green Construction Academy
5 credits
Brownfields hazardous materials clean-up
11 cr.
Stream Restoration
14 cr.
Hybrid Automotive Technology
15 cr.

3. Target audience: Displaced workers interested in short term training in green
collar jobs, Plus 50 recent retirees/semi-retired individuals interested in part-time
employment (Clover Park Technical College is one of the AACC Plus 50 college
recipients) and military veterans.

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4. Training provided: Hazardous materials management, green construction and
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification.

5. Cost (be inclusive of tuition, books, equipment et al) $400,000 for instructors'
salaries, student tuition, equipment, and books.

6. Outcomes (numbers served, placement, etc. for a minimum of one year). 150
part-time students served.

                                Clark College

      Information for Short-term Training Programs
       Contact Persons: Todd Oldham, Executive DirectorCorporate and
       Continuing Education, (360) 992-2356 (W), E-mail:

       George Reese, Director, Instructional Planning and Innovation.(360)
       992-2409 (W),E-mail: \
       1933 Fort Vancouver Way,Vancouver, Washington 98663

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   Short-term Training Programs
Title of           Target Audience                  Training Provided                  Cost                                  Outcomes
Program and
1. Nursing                               Study and practice in preparation for the     5-week intensive    8 classes yearly (2 classes per quarter) are
                   Any qualified                                                                           provided.
                                         Washington state certification examination    = $700 - per
Certification      applicant                                                                               Approximate annual enrollment is 120 students.
                                         as a nursing assistant. Topics include        student ($655
                                         anatomy and physiology, resident rights,      tuition and $45     Placement data for the most recent college
Length: 5 week                                                                                             reporting period (2005-2006) showed 77
                                         concepts of death and dying, dementia         books and
intensive, or 10                                                                                           completers, with estimated employment
                                         care, legal aspects of care, scope of         clothing)           placement rate of 85%.
week modules                             practice of the nursing assistant, function   10-week = $765      Mean wages range from $11.50-15.99 per hour.
                                         of the health care team, communication        per student ($720   There is enormous demand for Nursing
                                         skills, infection control, safety and         tuition and $45     Assistants. In Fall 2008, employers on the Clark
                                         emergency procedures, and restorative         books and           College Nursing Advisory Committee told
                                         care. The program includes supervised         clothing)           college representatives that if Clark doubled the
                                         clinical experience for Nursing Assistants                        number of completers, the regional employers
                                         in long term care settings.                                       would be able to place them all.
                                         Some course sections include Washington                           Nursing Assistant Certified is an In Demand
                                         State’s innovative I-BEST instructional                           profession in the state of Washington with 1,528
                                                                                                           average annual openings and a 10 year growth
                                         model. I-BEST programs provide
                                                                                                           rate projection of 22.1%. In our region
                                         educational access and support that helps
                                                                                                           (Southwest Washington & Portland, OR) 10-
                                         Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English                           year projected openings exceed 1,500 per year.
                                         as a Second Language (ESL) students
                                         progress further and faster along career
2. Dental Front    Anyone interested     435 hours of training including 16 hours of   $2,495              Certificate of completion and employment
Office             in going into entry   job shadowing.                                                    referrals from job shadowing module.
Length: 11         level                                                                                   Two classes have been held with 21
weeks              administrative                                                                          completers. Of the 21 completers 14 are
                   support in a dental                                                                     currently working in dental offices, two are

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                  office.                                                                               seeking employment and employment status
                                                                                                        is unknown for the remaining four.

Title of          Target Audience                  Training Provided                 Cost                                Outcomes
Program and
3. Dental         Required program      2 days-Nitrous Oxide Sedation, 6 days        Nitrous $400       Student is prepared to take the Western
Hygiene           for new dental        Local Anesthesia, 9 day which includes                          Regional Boards to add restorative to their
                                                                                     LA $1,050
Extended          hygienist             clinical days for Restorative Dentistry                         dental hygienist license.
Program           graduates to work                                                  Rest, $2,520
                                                                                                        These classes have been taught every
                  in the State of                                                    Plus text books.
(Nitrous Oxide                                                                                          summer for over 15 years training approx.
Sedation, Local   Washington. Or                                                                        80 students per year.
Anesthesia,       hygienist looking
                  to practice
Dentistry)        restorative
                  procedures in the
                  state of
                  Washington or

4. Lean Six       Incumbent             128 hours of training. 16 days of training in $6,950            Six Sigma Black Belt certification.
Sigma for         workers employed      Lean Six Sigma methodology                                      18 incumbent workers currently attending
Healthcare        within the
(Black Belt and   healthcare
Green Belt)       industry.

5. Lean Six       Incumbent             Two eight- hour days of training in Lean     $995               Introductory understanding of Lean & Six
Sigma Two-        workers employed      Six Sigma methodology.                                          Sigma methodology as applied to a
day Ove rvie w    within the                                                                            healthcare environment.
                  healthcare industry                                                                   Seven classes held and 99 incumbent

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                                                                                           workers trained.

Title of        Target Audience                Training Provided                  Cost                        Outcomes
Program and
6. Lean Six     Incumbent          144 hours of training. 18 days of training in $6,750    Six Sigma Black Belt certification
Sigma for       workers employed   Lean Six Sigma methodology                              51 incumbent workers certificated from
Manufacturing   within the                                                                 three classes.
( Black Belt)   manufacturing

7. Lean Six     Incumbent          64 hours of training. 18 days of training in   $2,950   Six Sigma Green Belt certification
Sigma for       workers employed   Lean Six Sigma methodology                              48 incumbent workers certificated from two
Manufacturing   within the                                                                 classes.
( Green Belt)   manufacturing

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8. Welding       Any qualified    Three certificate tracks available            $1,500-$2,500,     2007-2008 data indicates that 89 students
Certificate of   applicant, no    a. SMAW/Wirefeed/TIG/Oxyfuel Processes        depending on the   earned at least one certificate.
Achievement      prerequisites.      (18 crs.)                                  certificate        The College’s most recently available
Length: One to                    b. Gas Tungsten Arc Welding                                      employment and wage data (2005-2006)
                                     (17 crs.)                                                     indicates an 81% employment rate. Mean
two quarters,
                                  c. Wirefeed/Advanced Arc Welding                                 wages ranged from $11.50 to $24.99 per hour.
17, 18 or 30                         Processes (30 crs.)                                           Welding is In Demand in the regional labor
credit hours                                                                                       market. In our region (Southwest Washington
                                  Topics include the theory and practical                          & Portland, OR) 10-year projected openings
                                  applications in the use of welding                               exceed 1,200 per year.
                                  processes, welding and shop safety.
                                  Instruction and practice of arc welding
                                  processes, oxyfuel processes and welding
                                  fabrication and basic metallurgy are
                                  covered. As an option, students may also
                                  qualify and earn an American Welding
                                  Society welder certification.
                                  Clark College is developing a 6- month I-
                                  BEST Welding pathway. I-BEST programs
                                  provide educational access and support that
                                  helps Adult Basic Education (ABE) and
                                  English as a Second Language (ESL)
                                  students progress further and faster along
                                  career pathways.

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Community Colleges of Spokane, Institute for Extended Learning
Contact: Dr. Dixie Simmons, Vice President of Learning

Program Title: Transitioning to New Occupations in Manufacturing
Program Length: Ten weeks, repeated once each academic quarter

Target Audience: Workers who are unemployed and/or desire to change occupations.

The manufacturing industry, one of the three primary economic sectors in the Spokane
Region, is experiencing difficulty finding workers with the required skills to work
productively in today’s high- tech environment. Using the same techniques employed in
our successful customized manufacturing industry Job Skills Training programs (21
funded grants totaling over $2.88 million since 2004) we will deliver concentrated
introduction to manufacturing training, followed by more specialized manufacturing
industry- focused training, to 80 individuals during the first year. We anticipate that 75%
(60) of these trainees will be successfully placed in manufacturing jobs in the Spokane

Training will be divided into two phases. Phase 1, Basic Manufacturing Skills (4
weeks, 160 hours) will include an entry skill level assessment using ProveIt! software,
Basic Industrial Mathematics, Precision Measurement, Blueprint Reading, Introduction to
Lean Manufacturing, Workplace Teamwork, and Industrial Safety.

Phase 2, Manufacturing Placement Tracks (6 weeks, 240 hours) will offer trainees a
choice of one of four specialized classroom and blended online training tracks in
        Basic machining,
        Logistics (shipping, receiving & warehousing),
        Operations & management in a manufacturing environment.
Each track will include job coaching/mentoring/shadowing by Baby Boomers who are
ready to retire from their manufacturing industry jobs, and will also include resumé
preparation and job search coaching.

Overall program costs, including 400 hours of instruction, books & materials, program
coordination and indirect administrative costs = $41,700.00 per academic quarter, for a
total of $166,800 per academic year.

                               Edmonds Community College
                          Clinical Laboratory Assistant Certificate

The Clinical Lab Assistant Certificate (26 credits) is designed to prepare students for
entry level positions in the clinical laboratory. This program builds on current skills in
blood drawing and specimen collection and expands the skill set to waived

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testing, specimen processing, data entry, laboratory safety, result retrieval, quality
control, laboratory billing, basic microbiology, and transfusion support services. The
knowledge, skills, and abilities taught within this program are designed based on the
national standards defined by NAACLS and ASCP.

Pre-requisites (17 credits) involving basic healthcare courses such as Medical
Terminology and Human Body are required before proceeding on to the core courses.
These include two Phlebotomy courses and a series of four courses that focus on
content pertaining to working in the clinical laboratory. All classes are delivered in a
hybrid format that helps working students achieve success within the program.

While in this program students are provided with two exit points. They can choose to
exit the program with a Phlebotomy/Clinical Lab Assistant Certificate of Completion (19
credits) after completing the first two Clinical Lab Assistant courses or go on to complete
the entire series to obtain a certificate. This provides students with the ability to exit the
program early to obtain an entry level laboratory position and then return to upgrade
their skills in order to obtain a more advanced position.

This program enrolls approximately 15 – 20 students three out of the four quarters of
the academic year. Local employers such as; medical centers, outpatient laboratories,
research facilities, and doctor offices have hired past graduates at a current starting
wage ranging from approx. $13.00 - $17.00 per hour. Employers have worked closely
with EDCC to provide job position openings specifically for our students.

The cost of this program is approximately $1698 dollars, with an additional cost of $100
per course for textbooks.
Contact:        Jerrilee Mosier
                Vice President for Workforce Development and Training
                (425) 640-1489

               Erika Ferreri
               Allied Health Faculty
               (425) 640-1924

                             Edmonds Community College
                    Medical Office Specialist Certificate of Completion

The Medical Office Specialist Certificate of Completion (19 credits) provides 18 weeks
of intensive training including Medical Billing and Coding, Medical Terminology,
Customer Service, Computer Literacy, Industrial Mathematics, Business Writing, and job
development. Pre-requisites (14 credits) involving math and computer literacy are
included in the first 6 weeks and are mandatory before proceeding to the Certificate of

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Completion classes. All classes are held five days per week for 6 hours per day and are
targeted toward TANF and low- income parents who need to re-enter the workforce
quickly. This successful program has provided three classes per year since 2000 and
celebrated its 29th graduating class in October 2008.

Strict class attendance and behavioral standards have been established based on
healthcare industry employment standards. All students sign a contract acknowledging
that three class absences is cause for dismissal, and all students must demonstrate that
they have childcare, transportation and stable housing in place before being admitted to
the program. Students must also pass a Washington State background check to ensure
that they will be eligible to work with vulnerable populations within the health care field
upon graduation.

This course has enrolled 387 students since its first class Fall of 2000. From July 2005 –
June 2008, the Medical Office Specialist Certificate of Completion rate has been 76.6%.
Employers within the health care field have included healthcare insurance companies,
hospitals, clinics and other health-care professional offices with the current starting wage
range of $13.50 - $16.64 per hour. Employment has continued to be strong over the
years with an average of 77.6% employment within 90 days of graduation.

Cost of this co-hort program is based on a class size of 17 students. Tuition for 18 weeks
is $3,225 per student and current cost for books and supplies is $351.

Contact:       Jerrilee Mosier
               Vice President for Workforce Development and Training
               (425) 640-1489

               Jan Strand
               Director of WorkFirst and FSET Programs

   1. College name and contact
          a. Green River Community College
          b. Mari Ragland, 253-856-9595
   2. Title of program and length
          a. Manufacturing and Machine Technology Pre-employment Training
          b. 3-6 months of Structured On-The-Job Training after demonstration
             of core competencies in
                 i. Language
                       1. English as a second language (ESL)
                       2. Writing skills

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                        3. Reading
                ii. Basic competencies
                        1. Math
                        2. Safety
                        3. Core Manufacturing Concepts, such as process flow
                        4. Work Ethics – including understanding cultural
                        5. Integrity
                        6. Team dynamics
3.   Target audience
        a. Dislocated workers seeking skill training to enter higher paying
            manufacturing jobs in Puget Sound
        b. Local small and medium size manufacturers who cannot find
            applicants with the necessary skills to operate and grow their
4.   Training provided
        a. The SOJT program will entail:
                 i. Specific skill or competency focus – Job functions (e.g.
                    .CNC operation, machine set-up, first article inspection,
                    specific assembly processes and testing)
        b. Tasks (Essential functions for a specific company or operation)
                 i. Define and document steps for specific equipment and
                ii. Step by step instructions, designed to accommodate
                    different learning skills
               iii. Quality control steps and standards
              iv. Understanding and meeting schedules
        c. Train the Trainer
                 i. Establish training skills
                ii. Provide a process to incorporate training as a normal
                    operating function
               iii. Provide a training template and system
              iv. Coach companies to embark on a job rotation or cross
                    training programs to expand skill bases among workers
5.   Cost (be inclusive of tuition, books, equipment et al)
        a. $2200 per student
6.   Outcomes (numbers served, placement, etc. for a minimum of one
        a. 120 or more served in a year
        b. Annual success based on:
                 i. Number of new hires
                ii. Increase in average wage rates earned before and after
                    training period
               iii. Growth rate of companies
              iv. New job creation as a result of company growth

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   7. College name and contact
          a. Green River Community College
          b. Leslie Heizer Newquist, 253-288-3344
   8. Title of program and length
          a. Fundamentals of Caregiving I-BEST
          b. 3 months of training in
                  i. Adult Basic Skills
                         1. English as a second language (ESL)
                         2. Writing skills
                         3. Reading
                 ii. Basic competencies
                         1. First Aid
                         2. CPR
                         3. HIV certification
                         4. Preparation for national Fundamentals of Caregiving
   9. Target audience
          a. Dislocated and underemployed workers seeking skill training to
              enter higher paying healthcare jobs in Puget Sound
          b. Local healthcare institutions (home care agencies, nursing homes,
              hospitals) who are not able to find qualified employees
   10. Training provided
          a. Three months of integrated instruction in Fundamentals of
              Caregiving job functions:
                     Specific skill and competency focus – Job functions (e.g.
                     blood pressure monitoring, transferring patients from
                     wheelchair to bed)
   11. Cost (be inclusive of tuition, books, equipment et al)
          a. $2200 per student
   12. Outcomes (numbers served, placement, etc. for a minimum of one
          a. 120 or more served in a year
          b. Annual success based on:
                  i. Number of new hires
                 ii. Increase in average wage rates earned before and after
                     training period

1. College name/contact: Olympic College, Amy Hatfield, Dean of Workforce
Development and Basic Studies,, 360.475.7264
2. Program title and length: Construction-related Technical Design programs with
multiple concentrations that result in Certificates of Completion (CC) or Certificate of
Recognition (CR)
3. Target audience: Students interested in being competitive applicants in trades and
construction-related occupations.
4. Training and costs:

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       Technical Design, 12 credits, $1,550: Designed to provide the basic knowledge in
       orthographic concepts, manual-drafting skills, and computer-aided drafting skills
       to prepare students to be competitive applicants in trades and construction-
       related occupations. Preparation is concentrated in two areas: Basic Drafting
       Skills Improvement, and The Fundamentals of Computer-Aided Drafting. Upon
       completion of this program, students may choose to work in drafting or in the
       field of choice, or pursue further training in a trade.
       Architectural Design, Civil Design, and Mechanical Technology. These programs
       are designed to provide the student with additional skills necessary to perform
       as an entry-level technical designer/drafter and Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
       operator in the field of Architectural Design, Civil Drafting or Mechanical
       Drafting. 19 credit CRs, $1800; 34 credit CC (Mechanical only), $3200.
       GIS Technology, 20 credits, CR, $1880.00: This program is designed to provide
       the student with the skills necessary to perform as an entry level GIS
5. Outcomes
       Certificates Awarded
        2004-05: 117
        2005-06: 100
       2006-07: 113
       2007-08: 63
       Estimated Employment Rate Completers
       2004-05: 52%
       2005-06: 58%
       Median Wage Completers
       2004-05: $14.09
       2005-06: $16.99

1. College name/contact: Olympic College, Amy Hatfield, Dean of Workforce
Development and Basic Studies,, 360.475.7264
2. Program title and length: Medical Receptionist, Healthcare-related program that
results in a Certificate of Completion, 30 Credits.
3. Target audience: Students interested in using business technology, medical
terminology, and administrative skills in a healthcare environment.
4. Training and costs:
Two-quarter program, 30 credits, $2980. In this program students will learn to greet
patients and other visitors, make appointments and verify insurance information using a
computer, prepare and maintain patient charts, answer phones and take accurate
messages. They will learn to utilize medical terminology and be aware of the
implications of federal and state legal guidelines as they apply to ambulatory healthcare
5. Outcomes
        Certificates Awarded
         2004-05: 11

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        2005-06: 8
       2006-07: 35
       2007-08: 37
       Estimated Employment Rate Completers
       2004-05: 82%
       2005-06: 87%
       Median Wage Completers
       2004-05: $12.09
       2005-06: $12.45

College name: Pierce College District

Contact: Amy Metcalfe, 253-964-6447;

Program: Certified Nursing Assistant IBEST

Length: 2 quarters

Target Audience: ESL, GED, and ABE students (those testing below college
level in reading, writing or math)

Training provided: Two quarter training course and clinical practicum
that prepares students to take the Washington State Exam and begin
working as Certified Nursing Assistants.

Cost: $675 per student


Number enrolled: 42

Completed certificate: 34

Federal basic skills gains: 36

Students continuing on to credit-level courses: 10

1. College name and contact : Tacoma Community College, Dr. Lisa
Edwards (253-566-5019 or

2. Title of program and length : Enhanced Certified Nursing Assistant,
Program length is 3 months

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3. Target audience: Dislocated workers, Displaced Homemakers, and
Incumbent Workers in minimum wage jobs

4. Training provided: Certified Nursing Assistant, First Aid/CPR,
HIV/AIDS, HIPPA, Nurse Delegation and Dementia

5. Cost (be inclusive of tuition, books, equipment et al): $800 per

6. Outcomes (numbers served, placement, etc. for a minimum of one year).
150 per year with a 95% placement rate

Renton Technical College
3000 NE 4th Street
Renton, WA 98056

   1.   Property Maintenance/ESL Program, 24 weeks (includes 4 weeks of Intensive
        English before 20 week skill component integrated with ESL).

Contact: Maggi Sutthoff, Director of Workforce Development,
Renton Technical College’s Property Maintenance/ESL program targets TANF recipients
and other low- income parents for whom English is a second language. Training includes
painting, drywall repair, basic carpentry, vinyl flooring, plumbing and changing light
fixtures. Students also learn how to operate and maintain equipment such as a leaf
blower, industrial trash compactor, and power washer as well as the proper disposal of
debris. Job search skills (resume writing and interviewing) are also included.
Total cost of the program for 2008-09 is projected at approximately $100,000. We offer
the program once a year, (September-March), and have had consistent success (90%
placement rate) with placing program completers with local employers, typically firms
that manage apartment houses and other buildings, as maintenance technicians at around

   2.   The Certified Nursing Assistant Job Skills Program

Contact: Heather Stephen-Selby, Dean of Allied Health Programs, hstephen- .
The CNA Job Skills Program was designed to provide incumbent hosp ital workers in low
wage occupations (dietary aides, housekeepers, patient transportation aides, lab
assistants) with training to qualify as hospital Certified Nursing Assistants and Patient
Care Technicians. To promote success for non- native English-speakers, and integrated
basic skills model is used in which ESL faculty teach alongside the technical faculty,
addressing basic educational skills during the training process. This part-time program
features six months extensive course work and language lab/medical language immersion
prior to the second phase of the CNA training. The second phase includes both didactic,
skills practice and hospital clinical experience totaling at least 165 hours of training

                                                               Program Descriptions

preparing participants to pass the Washington state NA-C exam. Phlebotomy, HIV/AIDS
and EKG training certification are provided along with the CNA curriculum.
The cost of the program came to approximately $120,000 per cohort, with an 88%
completion and placement rate.

Luisa Motten

Director of Continuing Education

South Seattle Community College          6000 16th Ave. SW, Seattle, WA 98106


Residential Energy Auditing is an eight week class taught at the
Georgetown Campus of South Seattle Community College. Students receive
classroom training on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and perform energy
audits every Saturday. Topics covered include pressure diagnostics,
combustion safety, customer interaction, data analysis and reporting .
Students incorporate cutting edge technology, using new software for
field analysis. They learn to look at a house as a system.

 Typical students are electricians, engineers, contractors, real estate
agents and recent high school graduates. The cost is $706.40 per
student, which includes the textbook and equipment. Once the class is
completed, the students may take the nationally recognized certification
exam administered by BPI (Building Performance Institute, Inc.). This
exam is an additional $650 and includes both a written and field test.
South Seattle Community College is an affiliate of BPI and the exam can
be taken on campus. Upon passing this exam, the student is a Certified
Building Analyst. All students in the last class passed the
certification exam. Some incorporated energy auditing into previously
established remodeling business and some have been hired by PSE, Puget
Sound Energy.

This class is taught 4-5 times per year, with only 12 students per class
for hands-on training. South Seattle Community College can increase the
number of sections. Classes planned in 2009 include multi-family and
commercial auditing; taking all three classes would result in a Building
Analyst Certificate for the student. The program administrator, Molly
Baxter, assists the students in their job searches.

1. College and Contact:
Washington State Community College
Workforce Development

Mr. John Walsh             Sandra West

                                                                    Program Descriptions

Executive Director            Director Technical Sales and Training Development     
740-568-1945                  740-568-1953

2. Title of Program and Length:
Online Chemical Operator Certification Program (13 courses – 45 credit hours

   Recommendation: Completing Modules I & II because these can be done in 6
   months when attending full time (15-16 credit hrs. equivalents/quarte r). Many
   employers will provide assistance for certification/A.S. completion.

Module I                      5 courses                      18 credit hrs. (equivalent)
Module II                     4 courses                      13 credit hrs. (equivalent)
Module III                    4 courses                      14 credit hrs. (equivalent)

   All module courses are 10 weeks (except the Introductory course, INDT 101, which
   is 15 weeks). Courses for all three modules are delivered fully online.

   All courses are fully transferable at WSCC for an A.S.

3. Target Audience:
This certification program was designed for the adult learner with the goal of immediate

4. Training Provided:
Module I        Introduction to Chemical Operator
                Process Controller I
                Process Controller II
                Industrial Safety/Hazmat
                Team Concepts & Practice
Module II       Elementary Algebra
                Statistical Process Controller
                Industrial Electricity
                Programmable Logic Controllers

5. Costs:
Completion of Modules I & II = $4,950.00/student *
              * $550.00/course/student – based on a cohort of 15 students
              Total: $1100.00/student

                      Total costs    $6050.00/student

6. Outcomes:
Numbers served: 125 (year-to-date)

                                                                     Program Descriptions

Placement: 75% incumbent employees, 25% new hires. In our region, we currently have
more employers looking for graduates than we have graduates.

College Name and Contact: Central Oregon Community College
Cheryl Podesta, Grant Writer, 541-383-7731

Program/length: Sustainable Building Advisor; 115 hours.

Target Audience: Building Industry Professionals (building contractors,
electricians, plumbers, interior designers, architects, engineers, building
designers, construction project managers, etc).

Training provided: This national curriculum provides students the knowledge, tools and
resources to: identify and articulate key sustainable building practices and goals,
analyze the costs and benefits of implementation, work with designers, architects,
builders, operators, and utilities managers to achieve them in their projects, apply LEED,
Built Green, and other relevant criteria and established guidelines effectively, and take a
leadership position in their organizations and communities in a rapidly growing field.
Topics covers include: fundamentals of sustainable building and design; site,
transportation and land use issues; energy efficient design; green materials selection;
indoor environmental quality and health; water and site design; sustainable job site
operations, building operations and maintenance. Training includes expert guest
instruction, learning tours, written papers and an in-depth group project. This course
provides strong qualifications for students in current building professions to work on and
manage infrastructure projects planned for the near future to stimulate our economy.

Cost: $50,000 for 30 students includes instruction, books, supplies and industry
certification exam fee ($1666/student).

Outcomes: One class serves up to 30 students. This course is a transition for
current or displaced workers from traditional building careers to those of the
future. It is a known fact that sustainability knowledge is becoming a necessary
qualification in building and renewable energy careers of the future. By
completing this course, applicants will have the competitive qualifications to
combine with their previous careers in the building field. The median hourly wage
for Construction Managers is $39.39 (OLMIS). With knowledge in construction
management and sustainable practices, candidates would be competitive for
positions of the near future.

PROPOSEDCollege Name and Contact: Central Oregon Community College
Cheryl Podesta, Grant Writer, 541-383-7731

Program/length: Pharmacy Technician Training; currently formatted as a 45-
hour classroom based course meeting two evenings per week for 9 week; could
be expanded to offer optional internships at local pharmacies for those looking
for more in-depth training.

                                                                          Program Descriptions

Target Audience: Anyone wishing to enter a health care profession. Those who
currently work in a retail or customer service position who wish to increase their
earnings are a good fit. The course is typically offered in an evening format which
allows students who work to continue working a day job while pursuing
Pharmacy Tech skills.

Training Provided: This course will prepare students to enter the field of pharmacy as a
Pharmacy Technician under the direction of a Pharmacist and prepare students to sit for one of
the national certification exams for Pharmacy Tec hnicians . Course content includes: medical and
pharmacy terminology, pharmacy math and calculations, drug terminology, drug dosage,
preparation, packaging, prescription processing, dispensing, record keeping, legal requirements,
billing, invent ory control, and other aspects to assist the Pharmacist and prepare for the
certification exam. This course could be expanded to offer optional in -pharmacy internships with
financial support, which would furt her increase applicant qualifications for open Pharmacy
Technician positions.

Cost: $58,000 for 40 students (2 classes) for instruction, books and internship
development/oversight ($1450/student).

$20,000 for 40 students for instruction and books without internship development

Outcomes: Two classes per year would serve 40 students total. Students who
complete this course will have the basic skills to study for and take one of the two
national exams offered for Pharmacy Technician certification. Exams are offered
through professional testing services following the class. Oregon law requires
those hired into a Pharmacy Technician position to become certified within the
first year of employment by passing a national exam. Candidates who take and
pass the exam prior to employment will have a significant qualification over those
without certification at the time of hire. The median hourly pay rate for Pharmacy
Technicians in Crook/Deschutes/Jefferson counties is $14.55 (OLMIS). The
demand for Pharmacy Technicians is growing due to the aging population,
increased demand for prescriptions medications, and a shortage of licensed

College Name and Contact: Portland Community College, Oregon; Jeff Triplett,, 503-977-4141

                                                                     Program Descriptions

Title of Program and Length: Career Pathways Manufacturing Technician. The 25.5
credit program is Open Entry/Open Exit and Self Paced. Students may start any time
during the term and proceed as quickly as they can. Average length of time would be 2
terms (6 months).

Target audience: Entry level/incumbent manufacturing workers

Training provided: This program allows entry level employees to acquire fundamental
training in courses such as blueprint reading, shop math, and the use of precision
measuring tools, among others. They receive training in fundamental concepts and skills
that often are not acquired through on-the-job training from co-workers by focusing on
both the why and how of specific processes and why they are important.
Cost per student: $2,200

100 incumbent workers or entry- level employees to be trained. Eighty percent
placement/retention rates anticipated.

College Name and Contact: Portland Community College, Oregon; Irene Giustini,, 503-731-6630

Title of Program and Length: Dental Restorative Functions (64 hour continuing
education course, completed in no more than two weeks)

Target audience: Practicing Dental Hygienists and Dental Assistants

Training provided: The Dental Restorative Continuing Education program provides
practical and technical training and skills in the restoration of diseased, injured, or
abnormal teeth. Dental assistants and hygienists certified in dental restorative care have
a competitive edge in the labor market. In addition, larger numbers of patients are able to
receive restorative care at a lower cost when it performed by assistants and hygienists
rather than a dentist.
Total Cost pe r Student: $4890
Capital costs: $15,930

Outcomes: 75 incumbent workers to be trained. 95 percent placement/retention rates


Economic Stimulus Training Information

1. College name and contact -
   Umpqua Community College

                                                                      Program Descriptions

 Sandy Hendy, Director, Allied Health Programs
 P.O. Box 967
 Roseburg, OR 97470
 (541) 440-4613

2. Title of program and length - Nursing Assistant Program, 164 hours over one quarter.

3. Target audience - High school students and any community members interested in
  entry level healthcare positions.

4. Training provided - The course includes instruction in basic bedside nursing skills,
  basic restorative skill, mental health and social service needs, personal care skills, and
  knowledge of clients’ rights. Students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to care
  for clients in long-term care and acute care facilities that are under direct care of a
  licensed nurse.
  Following successful completion of the course, a certificate of completion is awarded
  to the student. The student may become certified through the OSBN by applying for
  certification with the OSBN and successfully completing the Oregon Nursing Assisted
  CNA 1 Exam.

5. Cost
   2008-09 In District Tuition ($70/credit hour)                             630
   Course Fee                                                                150
   Application for Admission Fee (new credit students)                        25
   Registration Fee (required of all students)                                15
   Book (Mosby) and Workbook                                                  55
   White Shoes                                                                50
   Stethoscope/Gait Belt                                                      30
   White Pants & Blue Uniform Top                                             50
   Fingerprinting                                                             15
   Oregon State Police                                                        33
   Oregon State Board of Nursing: Nursing Assistant Certification            106
   Testing Fee
   State/Federal Background Check                                             52
   Miscellaneous Costs: (following charges will vary depending on
   personal insurance coverage & choice of physician, lab or
   training facility) The following were quotes from Douglas
   County Health Services:
   MMR immunization                  = 33
   Tuberculin Test (PPD)             = 10
   Hepatitis A/B Injection Series = 135 (Recommended)
   Hepatitis B Injection Series       = 120 (Hep A/B

                                                                     Program Descriptions

  Douglas County Administrative Fee =            10                        308

       Estimated Total:                                    $ 1,504

6. Outcomes - Serve 70-100 students per year over the past 5 years.

Economic Stimulus Training Information

1. College name and contact
        Umpqua Community College
        Roger Kennedy, EMT Program Coordinator
        P.O. Box 967
        Roseburg, OR 97470
        (541) 440-7680

2. Title of program and length – Emergency Medical Technology Program; two terms (20
weeks), or eight weeks to complete an accelerated program

3. Target audience – Anyone interested in healthcare positions

4. Training provided - The EMT department offers training for entry- level positions in
emergency medical settings. Ambulance companies, fire departments, police
departments, and other industries requiring emergency medical services may employ
EMT’s. After successful completion of all requirements for EMT-Basic, graduates are
eligible to apply for the state certification exams.

Successful completion of either the two terms or accelerated EMT Basic program
qualifies the student to take the state certification examination. Admission to the EMT
Basic A and B levels is open to the general population. However, the following
prerequisites must be turned in prior to registration:
        1. Must be a minimum of 18 years of age prior to application for examination.
        2. Must have a high school diploma or GED.
        3. Placement test scores less than five years old or transcript with course
        completion. Placement into or completion of Reading 90 with a grade of “C” or
        better. Placement into or completion of WR 115 with a grade of “C” or better.
        Placement into or completion MTH 20 with a grade of “C” or better.
        4. Must have documented results of: TB exam, MMR, Tetanus, Hepatitis B
        immunization series started, Varicella (chicken pox immunity).

5. Approximate cost of the course

       *Tuition w/fees      10 credits @ $69/credit                $690
       OHD exam application w/fee                                  $70
       National Registry exam application w/fee                    $70
       *Required Books (approximately)                             $112

                                                                   Program Descriptions

      Lab Fees                                                    $700
                                            Total:                $1642

6. Outcomes – Serve an average of 60 students per year for the last 20+ years.


PROPOSED:            College of Southern Idaho

Contact:             Dr. Jerry Beck, President
                     315 Falls Avenue, Twin Falls, ID 83301
                     (208) 732-6601

Title of Program(s):      Medical Imaging, Short-Term Post Certificates and
                       LPN to RN Transition Fast-Track

Length of Program:           6 months

Target Audience: Incumbent workers

Training Provided:

        The College of Southern Idaho will provide two short-term training tracks
to address current shortages. According to Idaho Department of Labor, by 2016
there will be a shortage of 864 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians.
Advanced certification in digital medical imaging is a gap in delivery in terms of
curricula. CSI currently graduates 12 radiological technicians annually. As a
program, it has a five year 99% first time pass rate on the national licensure
exam and placement. CSI requires additional equipment including a Digital X-
Ray System and a mammography machine. The institution will provide funding
for curricula and instructors. The two pieces of equipment will provide the
foundation for the curricula of the short-term training components as prescribed
by the JRCERT, a national accrediting body for the CSI program. These four
components include: Mammography, Computed Tomography, Quality
Management, and Intravenous Therapy.

       The College of Southern Idaho will provide an Online LPN to RN transition
course to Fast-Track incumbent LPNs into the 2nd year of the RN program.
According to the Idaho Department of Labor, there are projected shortages of
13,450 RNs. In terms of projected shortages, it is the number one occupation.
The LPN to RN fast-track is a proven short-term training that expedites the ability
of employers and employees to career ladder. CSI Registered Nursing program
is accredited by NLNAC and has a high first time pass rate.

                                                                              Program Descriptions

Cost: $300,000

Outcomes: A minimum of 5-10 Short-term Medical Imaging Certificates
          A minimum of 15 LPN to RNs Fast-Tracked into the 2nd year of RN

Comme rcial Truck Driver (CDL) with HAZWOPER endorsement:
EQOP 100-H
Prerequisite: Valid State Driver’s License
The objective of this class is to prepare a student to successfully pass the Montana Class “A”
Commercial Drivers License (CDL) exam and demonstrate a level of proficiency in driving a
commercial truck so that the student is prepared to enter the workforce as an entry level
commercial truck driver. In addition, the student will be trained and certified on Hazardous
Waste Operations and Emergency Response standard (HAZWOPER).

1. College name and Contact: Flathead Valley Community College, Kalispell, Montana – Bill
Roope; Director Career Technical Education; 406-756-3968.

2. Title of Program and Length: Interstate Class “A” Commercial Driver License with
HAZWOPER endorsement. (5 Credits– 10 Weeks or semester long).

3. Target Audience: The course is open to anyone who p ossesses a valid regular driver’s
license; speaks and reads English; is at least 18 years of age to receive an intrastate license or 21
years of age to receive an interstate license; successfully completes both a physical exam and
drug screen; and passes a national security clearance screen to receive the HAZWOPER

4. Training provided: The class consists of four phases:
Phase I is classroom instruction in preparation for successfully passing the Montana CDL
learners permit. Time in class varies upon student aptitude and learning abilit ies from 24 to 40
hours. A health physical and drug screening will be administered. The phase is completed when
the student successfully passes the Montana CDL learners permit exam and receives a driving
Phase II is a vehicle pre-trip inspection in preparation for successfully completing the Montana
Department of Transportation test on pre-trip driving. Time in class varies from 4 to16 hours
depending on student aptitude and ability. This phase ends when the instructor and student
concur that the student has achieved a satisfactory level of proficiency.
Phase III includes the tractor/trailer backing exercises in preparation for successfully negotiating
the Montana CDL backing test. Time in class varies from 3 to 6 hours depending on student
aptitude and ability. This phase ends when the instructor and student concur that the student has
achieved an acceptable level of proficiency.
Phase IV is road driving in preparation for the Montana Driving Test which requires the student
to demonstrate safe and effectively driving in traffic over the open road. Time in class varies from
10 to 40 plus hours of instruction dependent on student aptitude and ability.
Should a student fail the Montana CDL test, they are provided remedial training on deficient
areas and rescheduled for an additional test date.

                                                                              Program Descriptions

Additional Knowledge
The student will gain knowledge of federal and state regulations, safety procedures, hazardous
materials, bills of lading, trip report procedures, loading and securing and air brake systems.

5. Cost: Cost for an in-district student is $124 per credit x 5 credits = $620 + $1,400 lab
fee to cover operational equipment expenses, medical exams and drug testing; and
HAZWOPER background check certification test + $45 text book + $50 State licensure
fee = $2115.
Cost for an out-of-district student is $173 per credit x 5 credits = $865 + $1,400 lab fee to
cover operational equipment expenses, medical exams and drug testing; and
HAZWOPER background check certification test + $45 text book + $50 State licensure
fee = $2360.
Cost for an out-of-state student is $379 per credit x 5 credits = $1895 + $1,400 lab fee to
cover operational equipment expenses, medical exams and drug testing; and
HAZWOPER background check certification test + $45 text book + $50 State licensure
fee = $3390.

6. Outcomes: 200 Students per year; 96% placement rate to date.

Why become a Truck Driver?
• National statistics show that during most truckers’ first year out on the road, they earn an
average of $35,000 a year, and after a few years of experience, they can earn $45,000 – $50,000.
• Veteran drivers who own their own trucks make average salaries over $100,000.
• A chance to see the country
• Camaraderie with fellow truckers
• 78% of all products are delivered by truck supporting the vital need for this service .

Certified Nurse Aide Training (CNA) endorsement:
NURS 101
The objective of this class is to prepare a student to successfully pass the Montana Certification
exam to become a Certified Nurse’s Aide and become familiar with health care career

1. College name and Contact: Flathead Valley Community College, Kalispell, MT – Kathy
Hughes, Vice President of Instruction; 406-756-3894.

2. Title of Program and Length: Certified Nurse’s Aide Training, NURS 101 (5 Credits/one
semester of 3 months duration– offered every semester).

3. Target Audience: The course is open to anyone 16 years of age or older interested in
immediate employment in entry- level health care positions. This course is an excellent
introduction to FVCC’s career ladder in nursing and allied health careers.
4. Training provided: This course includes basic medical terminology, basic human anatomy
and physiology and the aging process. Students gain understanding and application of the skills
required to address the needs of the chronically ill residents in long-term care facilities. There are
75 hours of training total composed of 45-50 hours of lecture time and 25-30 hours of clinical

                                                                                Program Descriptions

     time at an approved clinical site. The training is approved by the state of Montana for CNA
     Additional require ment: The ability to lift 25 pounds is required.

     5. Cost: Cost for an in-district student is $124 per credit x 5 credits=$620 + $110 lab fee to cover
     certification test + $39 textbook totaling $769
     Cost for an out-of-district student is $173 per credit x 5 credits=$865 + $110 lab fee to cover
     certification test + $39 textbook totaling $1014
     Cost for an out-of-state student is $379 per credit x 5 credits= $1895 + $110 lab fee to cover
     certification test + $39 book totaling $2044

     6. Outcomes: 150 students per year; High placement rate.
     Approximately 95% of those who complete CNA training at FVCC are employed in the
     Flathead Valley. Those who are not employed earn their CNA certification to continue
     their education enrolling in nursing school or go on to become a caregiver of a relative.
     Area facilities that employ CNAs who complete training at FVCC have included: the
     Veterans Home in Columbia Falls, The Springs at Whitefish Assisted Living Facility,
     Colonial Manor Assisted Living Facility in Whitefish, Lakeview in Lakeside, Kalispell
     Regional Medical Center, Lutheran Home of Kalispell, Brendan House Skilled Nursing
     Facility of Kalispell, Heritage Place of Kalispell, Wel- Life at Kalispell Assisted Living
     and Evergreen Assisted Living
     Why become a Nurse Certified Nurse Assistant?
             With the aging population, there is a high demand both locally and nationally for
             certified nurses assistants, offering solid job security.
             The profession is a stepping stone into a more advanced nursing career.
             Skills learned can be applied toward caring for an aging parent, relative or loved


           Economic Stimulus Request for Workforce and Economic Development

Community College              Bismarck State College (BSC)
Name and Contact               Sara Vollme r
Information                    Training Manager
                               Bismarck State College
                               PO Box 5587
                               Bismarck, ND 58506

Title of Program and           Welding Technology for the Construction, Energy, and Manufacturing
Length                         Industries. Seven sessions @ 6 – 10 weeks per session per year.

                                                                    Program Descriptions

Target Audience        North Dakota & National

Training Provided      North Dakota has jobs and a critical need a trained workforce in the
                       energy industry. BSC is positioned to provide retraining for displaced
                       workers from other states that have experienced plant closings and
                       massive industry layoffs. BSC’s Welding Technology series includes
                       five non-credit courses essential to the welding field. The theory
                       courses are offered online and the hands-on lab can be provided in
                       existing facilities located at the Mandan campus, a six bay mobile
                       welding unit, as well as utilizing an additional ten bay mobile welding
                       lab. The hands-on lab training can be tailored to meet the specific
                       industry need. The energy growth in North Dakota requires welders
                       to build the pipelines, construct wind projects, rebuild transmission
                       lines, and to work in the oil fields. This is an existing program with
                       proven success that can easily be expanded to train an influx of new

Cost                   $1,489,440 – investment of $11,821 per student inclusive of tuition,
                       books, tools, lodging, and travel in this high growth, high wage

Outcomes               BSC can offer 7 classes per year and train 18 individuals per class for
                       a total of 126 new welders in the workforce during one year. We do
                       have the flexibility, based on completion rates to move more welders
                       through the program based on individual completion rates. The
                       acquisition of an additional mobile welding trailer will increase the
                       flexibility for proving hands-on lab training.
       Economic Stimulus Request for Workforce and Economic Development

                              Contact Information Sheet

Community College     Bismarck State College (BSC)
Name and Contact      Sara Vollme r
Information           Training Manager
                      Bismarck State College
                      PO Box 5587
                      Bismarck, ND 58506

Title of Program      Pharmacy Technician
Length of Program     Four sessions at 12 weeks per session per year.

Target Audience       Remote Rural North Dakota (ND) Communities

                                                                           Program Descriptions

Training Provided            In response to ND’s changing demographics in frontier rural area’s on
                             the ability of small, locally owned pharmacies to remain economically
                             viable and on the ability of rural residents to access low-cost
                             pharmaceuticals and pharmacy and pharmacists’ services the 2007
                             Legislature provided authorization for pharmacy technicians to operate
                             under the supervision of licensed pharmacists located in urban areas.
                             To meet this high growth occupation potential BSC’s Continuing
                             Education, Training and Innovation (CETI) will contract with MRxI
                             Corporation to provide training to Pharmacy Technicians with
                             additional training in Pharmacy Calculations and Prescription Insurance.
                             The Pharmacy Technician program teaches students the fundamentals
                             and specifics of becoming a pharmacy technician. The Prescription
                             Insurance course is designed to train students to become more proficient
                             with processing third party prescriptions including an understanding of
                             the difference between Medicare, Medicaid, and other insurances.

Cost                         $664,040 – investment of $5,534 per student inclusive of tuition, books,
                             and materials. Each student will be eligible to receive a travel stipend
                             of $3,240 to assist with travel from remote communities to attend
                             classes onsite at BSC in Bismarck.

Outcomes                     BSC can offer 4 sessions per year and train 30 individuals per session
                             for a total of 120 new pharmacy technicians in the workforce during one
                             year in this occupation that is experiencing high growth in remote rural
                             North Dakota communities.


       1) Central Community College (CCC) in Nebraska (
          Doug Pauley, Director of Training and Development, 402-562-1280,

       2) Mechatronics Education Center (MEC): The MEC delivers technical training and
          education programs ranging from 15 to 20 days which serve current and future
          manufacturing employees pursuing high growth, high demand jobs.

       3) The MEC primarily serves current and future advanced manufacturing workers in

       4) The MEC offers a 15 to 20 day customized training program from a broad array of
          technical subject areas which can be delivered in a series of short-term technical
          workshops, each in two to four day segments, tailored to meet the specific needs of a
          particular business. Together, the customized workshops combine training from the
          following subject areas:
              a. Basic electrical fundamentals;
              b. Motor controls and relay logic;

                                                                    Program Descriptions

       c.   Basic programmable logic controls;
       d.   Advanced programmable logic controls;
       e.   Basic RS Logix 5000;
       f.   Variable frequency drives;
       g.   Mechanical reasoning;
       h.   Pneumatics;
       i.   Electro-pneumatics;
       j.   Blue-print reading;
       k.   Leading and motivating.

5) Technical workshops in Nebraska are designed to be delivered to a full class of 12
   attendees. The average individual cost per day is $165 (a typical 20-day program
   costs $3,300 per person). Workshop fee structures include an instructor, hands-on
   industrial equipment, workbooks, and college tuition.

6) “Upskill” training is vital to Nebraska manufacturers’ global competitiveness. Since
   2005, CCC and the MEC delivered 131 technical workshops throughout Nebraska.
   Over 1,130 workers from 114 businesses participated in the training. The short-term
   training has proven to be most effective when multiple workshop segments are
   combined as part of a customized program. As a result of the customized training
   programs, businesses have benefitted with measurable improvements in their
   maintenance posture and production output. In addition, participating employees
   have received promotions, increased pay, and more desirable work roles.

7) Central Community College (CCC) in Nebraska (
   Doug Pauley, Director of Training and Development, 402-562-1280,

8) Welding Training Program: This program consists of 12 x 8-hour days or 96 hours
   delivered over a two to three month period.

9) The goal of this program is to expand the number of entry- level workers capable of
   entering the welding profession which is a high demand, high growth career area vital
   to Nebraska manufacturing.

10) The 96-hour welding training program typically meets one day a week for 12 weeks
    and includes instruction in Basic Safety, Blueprint Reading, and Gas Metal Arc
    welding. The program is delivered in both English and Spanish to better serve the
    state’s fastest growing ethnic population. The program also articulates four semester
    credit hours towards a certificate, diploma, and AAS degree in welding.

11) The cost of the program is $800 per person with a maximum of 12 people per
   session. The fees include instruction, tuition, materials, and workbooks.

12) The 96-hour Welding Training Programs is currently offered in Columbus and Grand
    Island, Nebraska, in partnership with the local chambers of commerce, workforce

                                                                Program Descriptions

development, and economic development councils. Approximately 30 people have
successfully completed the program. The critical demand for industrial welders
continues to greatly outpace their supply. For that reason, the welding program can
continue to expand throughout the CCC 25-county service area and potentially
throughout Nebraska.

                                                                                                                                Program Descriptions

NEBRASKA, 68520-1299
Contact                 Program/ Traini ng    Length     Target Audience                           Trai ning Provi ded          Cost          Outcomes (#
                                                                                                                                (tuiti on,    served, pl aced
                                                                                                                                books,        2007)

Southeast Commun ity    Procedures in         3 months   Anyone. Successful co mpleters of the                                                Non-MLT
College                 Phlebotomy                       course are able to get a job on a 24-     2.5 cr course                  $206        students
Janis Bible                                              hour schedule at a fairly good pay                                                   approx. 153
402-437-2760                                             rate. Plenty of openings. Especially                                     useful for students.

Southeast Commun ity    Long Term Care        6 months   Persons who have an associate degree      5 courses, 18 to 22.5 cr     Tuition
College                 Admin istrator –                 are eligib le. Depending upon             depending on whether the     $864 to       Approx. 50/yr
Theresa Parker          Upon complet ion                 previous degree type, individuals may     student has had a business   $1,080,
402-437-2750            of courses, submit               need 1 or two or all five courses to      course                       depending   transcript to State              complete.                                                              upon how
                        for permission to                Only available on line.                                                many
                        start Administrator                                                                                     courses are
                        in Training                                                                                             needed.
Southeast Commun ity                                                                                                             $466
College                 Assisted Liv ing      3 months   Someone interested in working in          4.5 cred its                 ($216         Approx 100/yr
Theresa Parker          Cert ificate                     assisted liv ing                                                       tuition
402-437-2750                                                                                                                    $250 books)
Southeast Commun ity    Basic Nursing         3 months   Persons interested in healthcare. Must    Nursing Assistant            $500          750
College                 Assistant                        be physically able to perform skills in   Cert ificate                               participated in
Jeanette Walsh                                           this class. Criminal background check     If course and testing is                   this course
402-437-2706                                             will be conducted                         passed participant will be                 No placement                                                                               put on Nebraska Nurse                      numbers
                                                                                                   Aide Registry and eligible                 available
                                                                                                   to work as nursing

                                                                                                                       Program Descriptions

Southeast Commun ity   Medication   2 months   Persons interested in healthcare. Must     If course and testing is     $250       150
College                Assistant               be physically able to perform skills in   passed, participant will be              participated in
Jeanette Walsh                                 this class. Criminal background check     placed on the Medication                 this course
402-437-2706                                   will be conducted                         Aide Registry in Nebraska                No placement                                                                     and eligib le to work as                 numbers
                                                                                         med aide                                 available

     Program Descriptions


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