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Our Goal is to Get You Back to Work ... Fast!

Through our federally-funded JobTrakPA program, Delaware County Community College offers qualified adults free, hands-on education that can help you quickly acquire the skills and industry recognized certification you need to obtain employment in fields where jobs are plentiful, such as health care, advanced manufacturing and energy.

JobTrakPA candidates must have either lost their job due to overseas trade (Trade Adjustment Assistance worker), been laid off or terminated, or been employed in a job beneath their skill level (underemployed). The program does not guarantee employment. However, in less than a year, the program can provide participants with the skills and credentials area employers are seeking.

You may be eligible to participate in this federally funded, grant program if you are:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Registered with PA CareerLink®
  • Registered with the U.S. Selective Service System, if you are a male born after 1960
  • A United States citizen, or eligible to work in the United States
  • Ready to work a minimum of 30 hours per week, upon program completion

Veterans and spouses of veterans who meet eligibility criteria will be given priority.

Program benefits include:

  • Short-term (3 -20 weeks), non-credit, career-specific courses
  • Industry-recognized certification, upon successful test completion
  • Career coaches, who mentor and provide face-to-face guidance
  • Hands-on education and training by qualified professionals
  • Career counseling
  • Job placement assistance

Training is provided in three career areas:

Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. The grant is part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) initiative, which is funded under the four-year, $2 billion U.S. Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. The U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Education administer TAACCCT.

Click on the program link below for more specific course information.

Health Information Technology  Advanced Manufacturing Energy

 

This workforce solution was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) program. The solution was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. This program is funded in whole or in part by the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration. To learn more about the federal TAACCCT program, see: http://www.doleta.gov/taaccct/.


Health Information Technology

Health Information Technology/Electronic Medical Records Technology

Classes held at the College’s Marple Campus leading to Digital Patient Record Certification.

What you will learn

  • Foundational competencies to successfully manage electronic data in a variety of healthcare settings
  • Patient records and electronic health record systems
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) concepts, policy and procedural methods for legal documents
  • Protected Health Information (PHI) and security measures taken in the health care profession

Time Commitment

Classes vary by semester and may meet every other week for 12 to 14 weeks.

Salaries in Pennsylvania

In 2010, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians earned about $33,310 annually.
(Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)


Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing

CNC Operator

NIMS Certified Computer Numeric Control (CNC) Operator

Endorsed by The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), this program leads to certification as an entry-level Computer Numerical Control (CNC) operator. Classes are held at the College’s Upper Darby Center, 1570 Garrett Road.

What you will learn

Students will gain entry-level, hands-on instruction that will show them how to ready the equipment, download the program, load/unload the material, perform testing, troubleshoot and perform maintenance.

Time Commitment (Sample)

Hours Days Weeks Classes Time
100 TR 10 20 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Salaries in Pennsylvania

In 2010, Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic, earned about $45,320 annually.
(Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Welder

Learn SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding), GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding) and basic fabrication.

Time Commitment

10 - 20 weeks

Salaries in the United States

In 2012, welders earned about $38,100 annually. (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)


Energy

Geothermal

This training is applicable to architects, manufacturers, distributors, dealers, installers, HVAC technicians and contractors, plumbers, trenching/drilling, public and private utilities, and rural electric cooperatives.

What you will learn

  • How to handle ground source systems, geothermal systems and system wiring
  • Design and Material Options, System Layout, Pipe Joining Techniques, Trenching/Drilling Processes, Air and Debris Purging, Pressure Drop Calculations, Pump and Fluid Selection, and Thermal Conductivity
  • Students prepare to take the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) Certified Geothermal Installer exam. IGSHPA is the certification organization for professional installers in the field of renewable energy.

Time Commitment (Sample)

Hours Days Weeks Classes Time
60 MWR 3 9 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Salaries in Pennsylvania

In 2010, Geothermal Technicians earned about $37,400.
(Source: Source: PA Center for Workforce Information and Analysis)

 

PV SolarPV Solar

This training is applicable to electrical professionals, general contractors, building professionals, engineers, architects, maintenance workers, and public utility and municipal personnel.

What you will learn

  • Hands-on training in solar technology and project management, as it relates to PV Solar Installation
  • How to verify customer needs, evaluate and assess a proposed site, calculate and confirm system size, energy storage systems, string size calculations, etc.
  • Students train to take the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) PV Solar certification exam. NABCEP is the national certification organization for professional installers in the field of renewable energy.

Time Commitment (Sample)

Hours Days Weeks Classes Time
45 MW 6 12 6-10 p.m.

 

Salaries in Pennsylvania

In 2010, Renewable Energy Technicians, with on-the-job training, earned about $45,211.
(Source: PA Center for Workforce Information and Analysis)

FOR MORE DETAILED SALARY INFORMATION, SEE:
U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics at www.bls.gov/home.htm 
Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry at www.paworkstats.pa.gov