Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) is partnering with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry to help train unemployed Montgomery County residents in four high-demand fields, and funding to offset the cost of the training may be available through Pennsylvania CareerLink®.
MCCC will offer training to become computerized numeric control (CNC) operators, medical billing and coding specialists, office assistants and payroll technicians at its Central Campus in Blue Bell, Pa. Each program prepares students for entry level jobs in less than six months and includes test preparation to sit for national certification in each field.
“This initiative is part of the College’s renewed commitment to workforce development with a focus on providing education and training opportunities that lead to jobs for Montgomery County residents with county businesses,” said Jim Fox, Executive Director of Workforce Development at MCCC. “We chose these four fields because they are in high demand.”
Program class schedule and additional information:
CNC Machine Operator Certificate Program
Mondays, Tuesday and Fridays from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. from January 27 to June 5 (No class on March 17 or May 29)
Medical Billing Specialist Certificate Program
Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. from February 6 through May 13 (No class on March 13, 15 or 18)
Office Assistant/Customer Service Specialist Certificate Program
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. from February 14 through June 15 (No class on March 14 or 16)
Payroll Technician Certificate Program
Tuesdays and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. from January 19 through May 11 (No class on March 16 or 17), and four Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (January 21, February 11, March 11 and April 8)
Though the programs are non-credit, they can be utilized as prior learning credits towards a credit certificate or degree program at MCCC.
The initiative is funded in whole or in part by the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration Workforce Innovation Fund grant.