Milwaukee Community Service Corps

Industry Training Classes

MCSC brings together trade industry specialists dedicated the development and implementation of industry grade education and resources. Our classes are developed to address the needs of the trade industry, both today and into the future. MCSC is dedicated to providing a diverse offering of programs, courses and seminars addressing the latest in trade concepts and certifications.
 

MCSC Class Offerings (Industry & Certifications)
 
Class Name Class Description
Asbestos 16-Hour Operations and Maintenance Initial Course (Class III OSHA) This course fulfills training requirements for OSHA Class III work. It covers the following topics: federal and state regulations; proper asbestos-related work practices; respirator use, care, and fit testing; protective clothing; hands-on exercises; and proper decontamination procedures. This class is conducted over two weeks, in four-hour biweekly sessions. Students are graded based on their coursework and demonstration of skills.  
Certified Logistics Associate This course addresses the competencies needed to understand supply chain logistics, including safety, quality control, communications, teamwork, professional conduct, and familiarity with key computer systems used in supply chain operations. This course is conducted over two weeks, in eight hours per day. Students are graded based on an exam.
FEMA Community Emergency Response Team Training This course addresses disaster preparedness, fire safety, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue operations, community emergency response team organization, disaster psychology, and terrorism. Students apply their skills in an emergency simulation. This course is conducted in two months, in four-hour biweekly sessions. Students are graded based on their coursework and demonstration of skills.  
Geothermal Pumps This course serves as an introduction to geothermal pumps. It covers the following topics: thermodynamics, air conditioning and heating systems, and geothermal systems. This course is conducted in one week, in eight hours per day. Students are graded on their coursework and a multiple choice exam.
HBI-PACT (Home Builders Institute – Pre-Apprenticeship Certification Training) This course teaches the basics of construction. Each student must pass the following mandatory topics: Building Trades Safety and First Aid, Construction Math, Tools and Construction Materials, and Employability. Each student must also pass one of the following topics: Carpentry or Landscaping. This course is conducted throughout the student’s hands-on training at MCSC, and the student is graded on skill demonstration.
 
Home Energy Training This is an initial weatherization course, covering the following topics: personal protective equipment and safety techniques; conducting an energy audit; conducting a blower door test; and sealing and insulation techniques. This course is conducted in two months, in eight-hour biweekly sessions. Students are graded on their demonstration of skills.
 
Home Buyer Class This course prepares the student to purchase his/her own home. It covers the following topics: budgeting, credit, applying for a loan, defining your needs and price range, finding an agent, inspections, homeowner responsibilities, and closing the sale. This course is conducted in one month, in four-hour biweekly sessions. Students are graded on their coursework.
Industrial Arts This is a basic course on reading and drafting blueprints. This course is conducted in one month, in four-hour biweekly sessions. Students are graded on their coursework and skill demonstration.
Lead Abatement Worker This course prepares the student to apply to become a lead abatement worker. The topics covered include the following: the dangers of lead, controlling lead-based paint hazards, abatement methods, cleanup and disposal clearance, soil abatement, soil abatement, and cleanup. This course is conducted in two days, eight hours per day. Students are graded on their exam and skill demonstration.
Lead Safe Renovator Students who pass this course become Certified Renovators. This course covers the following topics: the dangers of lead paint; preparing the work area; working lead safe; cleaning the work site; record keeping; and training non-certified workers. This course is conducted in two weeks, in four-hour biweekly sessions. Students are graded on their exam and skill demonstration.
OSHA 10-Hour (Construction Safety) This course covers basic construction safety, including the following topics: an introduction to OSHA; fall protection; stairways and ladders; cranes; materials and handling; safe tool usage; electrical safety; personal protective equipment; excavations; and scaffolds. This course is conducted in one week, in two-hour daily sessions. Students are graded based on their exam.  
OSHA 40-Hour (HAZWOPER) This course covers hazardous waste operations and emergency response, including the following topics: an overview of hazardous waste regulations; toxicology; hazard recognition; chemical awareness; radiological hazards; respiratory protection; personal protection equipment; site control; decontamination; medical surveillance; air monitoring; material sampling; safe work practices; confined space entry; excavation; and emergency procedures. This course is conducted in two weeks, in four-hour daily sessions. Students are graded based on their exam and skill demonstration.
 
Solar Photovoltaic Installation This course covers the installation of solar electric systems. The topics covered include: electricity, electrical safety, how a PV system works, types of PV systems, the components of a solar PV system, site assessment, fall protection, system installation, and system maintenance. This course is conducted in two months, in four-hour biweekly sessions. Students are graded based on their exam and skill demonstration.
 
Solar Thermal Installation This course covers the installation of solar hot water systems. The topics covered include:  thermodynamics, how a solar thermal system works, types of solar thermal systems, components, site assessment, fall protection, system installation, and system maintenance. This course is conducted in six days, eight hours per day.