Skill Certifications

Targeted workforce training

South Piedmont Community College

4209 Old Charlotte Highway
Monroe, NC 28110
(704) 290-5100

Industrial Systems Technology

With industrial systems technology credentials, you will be able to safely service, maintain, repair, or install equipment. Responsibilities may include inspecting, testing, troubleshooting, and diagnosing industrial systems.

Classes cover multi-craft technical skills in print reading, mechanical systems maintenance, electricity, hydraulics/pneumatics, welding, machining or fabrication, and includes various diagnostic and repair procedures.

Graduates should be able to individually, or with a team, safely install, inspect, diagnose, repair, and maintain industrial process and support equipment.

Upon completion, graduates should be prepared to sit for industry-recognized certification exams, which demonstrate job readiness to employers.

Programs offered include:
Maintenance Certificate [C50240M]
Welding Certificate [C50240W]

Machining Technology

CNC Operator + Quick Start

Prepares students to begin work in the machining industry as a CNC operator. The introductory course includes blueprint reading, measurement, basic and applied shop math, and an intro to CNC lathe and mill. Throughout the course, students will be exposed to the shop and the equipment as they progress through each module and apply what they learn. Small class sizes give students the attention needed and allow for more hands-on application of the learned skills. $754 registration fee includes instruction, books, and materials, including safety glasses, measuring devices, calculator, and other miscellaneous items in a small personal toolbox.

Advanced Manufacturing Technology

Continue CNC training with hands-on practice with programming and creating projects. Students continue instruction in shop math, measurement, and machine shop operation.

For more information, please contact Mike Williard at (704) 290-5856 or by email at

Mechatronics (Basic Industrial Maintenance)

This exciting program provides the novice and the experience professional with the skills necessary to provide basic machine and systems maintenance, repair and troubleshooting. Program topics include electronics and electricity, wiring, pneumatics, hydraulics, PLCs, motors and motor controls, pumps, and more.

For more information, please contact Russell Carpenter at (704) 290-5892 or by email at

Advanced Mechatronics

This course is designed to teach students fundamental skills in manufacturing automation. Upon competition students will have had classroom and hands on instruction in the automation control field that includes electrical, robotics and PLCs. Topics covered include robotic and PLC programming, electrical troubleshooting, and electrical print reading.

For more information, please contact Russell Carpenter at (704) 290-5892 or by email at

Introduction to Robotics

The machine operator course will introduce the student to Robotics. It will teach the start-up and shut-down procedure, as well as, safety, and limitations of these machines. It will train employees to set up, control and operate the unique functions of robotic machines.

For more information, please contact Dennis Baucom at (704) 290-5222 or by email at


Courses in Welding  are now being offered by SPCC at Vanguard Pai Lung, 601 McArthur Circle, Monroe. This introductory course will provide instruction on the principles and practices of welding with emphasis on welding inspection. Course content will be specific to welding process of SMAW (stick), GMAW (MIG), and GTAW (TIG). Students can continue in the welding program working toward a skill level that would allow them to sit for various industry-specific certifications.

For more information, please contact Dennis Baucom at (704) 290-5222 or by email at

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