This 285 hour non-credit certificate training is designed for individuals looking to enter the high-demand machining field. The program covers the theory and hands-on practice of both conventional and CNC lathes & mills. In addition to blueprint reading, and math, emphasis on the use of metals and the stresses placed upon them will be taught. Sessions starting in April and October 2020. $3,950
510 Computer Numerical Control (CNC) at Don's Machine Shop
Johnson College has a joined with a West Pittston business, Don’s Machine Shop, to bring CNC machining training to Luzerne County. The curriculum will train students to utilize, maintain, and program Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines which perform subtractive manufacturing methods on materials including metal, wood, composites, plastic, ceramic, and other substrates. CNC professionals manufacture precision products and components used in a variety of applications such as automotive, medical, electronics, aerospace, transportation, military, and more. Johnson College welcomes visitors to discuss the curriculum with instructors and meet current CNC students to learn about the CNC classes.
The job training offered on location at Don’s Machine Shop facility is a unique, one-of-a-kind training, open to anyone looking for a new career option, and it is delivered on some of the best machining equipment in the region. Learning a trade with curriculum input from a functioning machine shop like Don’s Machine will help open up opportunities right away. The relationship between Johnson College and Don’s Machine Shop is another way the College can immediately connect students to industry. With the growing need for technicians in our region, this opportunity prepares students to become skilled technicians and quickly enter the workforce.
The next session of CNC classes at 100 Elm Street in West Pittston will begin on Monday, April 20th. Space is limited. Ask about our plans for a daytime class beginning mid-June!
More about the 510 Hour CNC class:
Training includes both theory and hands-on learning experiences for beginner-level students
The cost of the class is $6,250. Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify
Successful completion of the 510 hour CNC program allows students to have preferred interview status with Don’s Machine Shop
Classes are held Monday – Thursday from 4:00 pm – 10:15 pm
The path to a welding career starts with the Fundamentals of Welding class, where you will learn the basics of the major welding processes. After fundamentals, you may chose an intermediate class in either Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Stick), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG) or Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG). Each of these classes works toward plate certification to a common welding code. Upon completion of an intermediate class, you may choose to proceed to pipe welding with the advanced class in the same welding process.
Fundamentals of Welding (36 hours)
This course provides the foundation on which all of our courses are built. Students learn equipment set-up, basic techniques and safety for oxy-fuel welding and cutting; as well as Stick, TIG and MIG welding. In addition, we discuss basic metallurgy, welding codes, welding inspection and welding symbols.
Intermediate Stick Welding (54 hours)
This course provides specific instruction in the Shielded Metal Arc (SMAW) welding process. Students learn how to perform fillet and groove welds on carbon steel using E6010 and E7018 electrodes in all positions. Student practice is geared toward structural welding code vertical and overhead tests. Passing these tests provides an all position, limited thickness, AWS D1.1 welder certification.
Intermediate TIG Welding (48 hours)
This course provides specific instruction in the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) process. Students will learn how to perform flat, horizontal, and vertical fillet and flat groove welds on carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminum. Student practice is geared toward thin material applications. Included are certification tests to AWS D17.1 Aerospace Code for Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel and Aluminum.
Intermediate MIG Welding (42 hours)
This course provides specific instruction in the Gas Metal Arc (GMAW) and Flux-Cored Arc (FCAW) welding processes. Students will learn how to perform fillet and groove welds in all positions. Student practice is geared toward sheet metal and structural steel welding code vertical and overhead tests. Passing the certification test provides an all-position, limited thickness, AWS D1.1 welder certification in FCAW and vertical D1.3 structural sheet metal code certification in GMAW.
Advanced Welding (48 hours)
This course provides additional instruction to graduates of our Fundamentals and any one Intermediate Welding program or previously certified all position plate welders. This course is geared toward open root pipe welding in all positions, and includes a 6G position ASME Pressure Vessel Code test. Advanced classes are available for Stick, MIG or TIG welding.
Welding Basics (4 Hours)
Ever wanted to add that shiny new trinket to your chopper or weld that broken bracket back on your tractor? Maybe you work with welders and want to understand a little about what they do? This class is designed for you. This course will provide the basic knowledge and skills to MIG, TIG, and Stick weld.
Welding Symbols (12 Hours)
This course is designed to provide necessary knowledge and skills to interpret welding symbols. Students will acquire an understanding of weld symbols, their use, and purpose, in accordance with American Welding Society A2.4- Standard Symbols for Welding, Brazing, and Non-Destructive Examination.
Visual Weld Inspection (6 Hours)
This course teaches overall welding inspection topics with special emphasis on AWS D1.1 and ASME B31.1/B31.9. The course provides the student with the basic knowledge needed to understand visual examination techniques, terminology, and gauges as they are used according to specific codes and standards. Students will discuss terms & definitions of weld examination, learn to interpret discontinuities and determine if they are rejectable defects according to applicable codes and perform visual inspection of welds utilizing gages & tools.
Earlbeck Welding Certification & Testing
Johnson College, in partnership with Earlbeck Gases & Technologies, is an AWS Accredited Test Facility (ATF).Welding certification is one of the most commonly misunderstood things in our industry. There is not a single welding certification test that will certify you to weld everything, or certify you for all applications of a specific welding process (MIG, TIG, or Stick). Certification testing is done to a specific code, which is selected based on your application and job requirements.
Welding codes are written for a particular industry or product type such as Structural Steel, Sheet Metal, Aluminum or Stainless Steel; Boilers, Pressure Vessels and Piping Systems; Aerospace Welding; and many more. Each of these codes requires a welder to prove they are qualified by passing a Welder Performance Qualification Test. This is a practical exam that tests your ability to make quality welds, and there is no written test for any commonly used code.
Testing is held at the Johnson College welding facility on Friday afternoons. Appointments are required.
For more information, please call 570-702-8979 or email email@example.com.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has developed a web-based training program for technicians to become certified in the Pennsylvania Vehicle Emissions Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) Program. Johnson College is approved by PennDOT to proctor the emissions test.
Please note: Only new inspectors and inspectors with expired certifications are required to attend a proctored exam. Certification renewals can be done directly through the patrainingportal.com website.
Exam fees are paid to PennDOT; Proctor fees are paid to Johnson College.Details:
Step 2: Review the training material and study for the exam.
Step 3: Register online to select a testing date. Exam proctoring is offered every Thursday at 4:30. Registrations must be received 48 hours prior to the exam date. Contact Continuing Education at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 570-702-8979 if you have questions.
Step 4: Take the exam. A proctor fee can be paid during online registration or collected at the time of the exam. Applicants are required to show a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license to verify identity.
Johnson College is accepting registrations for the next Pennsylvania Vehicle Safety Inspection course. The course requirements include 12 classroom hours, a written test and a two-hour tactile test scheduled independently with the instructor. All must be completed before receiving certification from PennDOT.
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis according to the date of payment. Class size is limited to 25 students so participants are encouraged to register early. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid operator’s license for each class of vehicle they intend to inspect.*
Classes will be held in the Automotive Center of the Weaver Building.
$200.00 (price includes classes, written test and tactile test)
Add $75 for motorcycle tactile test.
Add $75 for heavy duty tactile test.
Add $75 for Enhanced Vehicle Safety Inspector Exam**
For those who successfully pass the exam, you will be certified to perform enhanced vehicle safety inspections on reconstructed, specially constructed, modified, flood, recovered theft, collectible vehicles and street rods, as well as review, assemble and complete related applications and documents.
Certified Document Reviewer
Valid Driver’s License
For those who successfully pass the exam, you will be certified to review, assemble and complete applications and documents related to reconstructed, specially constructed, modified, flood, recovered theft, collectible vehicles and street rods.
Training materials are available to students free of charge by visiting PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services web site here.
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The forklift training course is designed to familiarize students with OSHA Powered Industrial Truck Operator Training Requirements (29CFR Standard 1910.178 and ASME B56.1), provide current training requirements under the newly adopted standards and to assist participants in becoming an authorized operator of forklifts through theory and tactile testing. 12 hours of instruction including pre-operational inspection, picking up, traveling and placing loads, parking procedures, refueling, and practical operation.
This training provides students with an understanding of general industry or construction industry workplace safety and health issues as they relate to OSHA standards, policies and procedures. This training is designed for managers, supervisors and employees.
Upon successful completion of the training, attendees will receive an official OSHA General Industry or Construction Outreach Course Completion Card as well as a Johnson College certificate of completion.
The Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) training features key subjects such as protection against hazardous chemicals, elimination of hazardous chemicals, workplace safety, and OSHA regulations about chemical and waste management.
Upon successful completion of the training, attendees will receive an official OSHA Outreach Course Completion Card(s) as well as a Johnson College certificate of completion.
The 50-hour plumbing course will teach participants to work with copper, flex, iron, and PVC piping. Participants will also learn soldering, brazing, identification, fitting, threading and more. Students will learn the latest techniques in plumbing safety, installation, servicing and troubleshooting. Training prepares students to work in residential, commercial, and industrial settings with a concentration in installation and maintenance.
This course provides an overview of the things that every homeowner should know. Topics range from basic plumbing and electrical to proper maintenance of your home’s most vital systems. Participants will learn how to find stud in a wall, change the filter in their furnace, replace a door knob, change out their electrical outlets and switches, seal a tub, unclog a drain, fix a leaky faucet, and so much more!
The course runs for 15 hours over 6 weeks.
The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist Certificate Programs are designed to provide registered radiological technologists with the necessary knowledge of MRI and CT along with the related clinical competencies to be eligible to sit for the national certification examination offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). This program consists of 9 months of online didactic training and 300 hours (approximately 6 months) of clinical training. The MRI and CT certificate program at Johnson College offers three tracks:
TRACK 1: The MRI/CT program is an ongoing process and is available with a completed application and based on available facilities. Due to the limited clinical sites, this path is on a first come first serve basis for qualified applicants.
TRACK 2: The MRI/CT program offers the student the option to start the program at their convenience, provided the student applicant can secure their own clinical site.
TRACK 3: This track offers the student the option to start the program at their convenience, provided the student applicant can secure their placement at their place of employment.
Applicants must be a Registered Radiologic Technologist (ARRT), Ultrasound Technologist, Nuclear Medicine Technologist or Radiation Therapy Technologist by program start. Radiography students who will be registry eligible may apply – but must be registered before the beginning of the MRI or CT Technologist Certificate Program.
In addition to being able to sit for the national certification examination, participants who successfully complete the 9-month program will receive a Johnson College certificate of completion.
The Revolutionary Education Certified Nursing Assistant program is a 120 hour program that will take place at Johnson College in five week intervals. It will be facilitated by Revolutionary Education Center instructors. The instructors are Pennsylvania certified nurses. Graduates are eligible for the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) testing.
The program cost is $3,000 per student. Students may qualify for funding.
The program includes lessons in:
Physical Care Skills
Activities of daily living, basic nursing skills, restorative skills
Psychosocial Care Skills
Emotional, mental health, spiritual and cultural needs
Role of the Nurse Aide
Communication, client rights, legal and ethical behavior, and working as a member of the healthcare team
Along with program basics, students are also taught core values:
Commitment to Employer
The CNA certification can be completed through one of three flexible class schedules:
Days: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Evenings: Monday through Friday, 4:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Weekends (10): Saturday and Sunday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.