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Industrial Skills Institute

The Industrial Skills Institute at the SouthWest Skill Center at Estrella Mountain Community College provides an opportunity for students to gain real-world knowledge and hands-on experience in Industrial Skills programs. The Institute also provides a venue for students to meet and interact with industry experts to learn and discuss issues and opportunities relative to their chosen career field.

The programs in the Industrial Skills Institute offer a Certificate of Completion from the Skill Center as well as specific industry recognized certifications. Programs also offer externship opportunities, which can often lead to employment upon program completion.

Industrial Skills On-campus Programs:

  • Industrial Electronics Technology, Certificate of Completion (CCL)
    -       Day classes: complete in 6-7 months
    -       Evening classes: complete in approximately 14 months
    -       Certification: NCCER Certifications in Industrial Maintenance Electronics
    -       Financial Aid Eligible
  • Warehouse & Distribution Logistics, Certificate of Completion (CCL)
    -        Evening classes: complete in 3 months
    -        Also available to high school students. See Partnership Programs below. 
  • Precision Manufacturing, Certificate of Completion (CCL)
    -       Day classes: complete in 10 months
    -       Certification: NIMS Level 1 certifications
    -       Potential apprenticeship for qualifying students
    -       Financial Aid eligible
    -       Also available to high school students. See Partnership Programs below.

 Industrial Skills Partnership programs:

  • Precision Manufacturing
    -       Partner:  West-MEC Target High Schools – Technical programs hosted at WestMEC
    -       Students:  Start and complete at high school, or continue and complete at EMCC Industrial
            Skills Institute