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Fairfield County Workforce Center

Fairfield County Workforce Center

Established in 2020, the Workforce Center provides training programs for high-demand industries including manufacturing, skilled trades, and health care. The programs are offered through a collaborative partnership between the Fairfield County Commissioners, Ohio University Lancaster Campus and the Russ College of Engineering, and Hocking College. The partnership focuses on economic development through training and workforce development.

Spring 2022 Classes Available

Programmable Controllers, Instrumentation and Process Control I | ENGT 2210
Tuesday 4:30pm to 7:20pm (W/ LAB)

Introduces process control including transducers and controller principles. Emphasis on instrumentation, programmable controllers, and analog and digital control of the manufacturing process.

Learning outcomes:

  • Students will learn digital control of manufacturing processes.
  • Students will learn the basics of programmable controllers.
Programmable Logic Controllers II and Motor Controls | ENGT 2250
Tuesday 9pm to 11:50pm (W/ LAB)

This course covers the theory and application of industrial power rotating machines and computer control. Topics include motor principles, classification and application, the study of process control including transducers and controller principles with emphasis on process control. Lab activities include working with motor control circuits, single phase, 3-phase systems, relays, and overload protection as well as testing and maintenance procedures.

Learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to describe motor principles, classification, and application.
  • Students will be able to identify motor control circuits, single phase, 3-phase systems, relays, and overload protection.
  • Students will be able to conduct testing and maintenance procedures.
  • Students will be able to describe application of transducers and programmable controllers.
Process Control | ENGT 2630
Monday 11:30am to 2:20pm (W/ LAB)

Analysis of basic principles of quality control, including frequency distribution, sampling inspection, and charts and gauges related to inspection. Field trips and laboratory projects are part of lab activity.

Learning outcomes:

  • Student will learn basic quality principles.
  • Student will learn the continuous improvement process.
  • Student will learn to develop improvement projects.



How to apply

Students may take the above classes for credit if they'd like to use the credits for a future degree or certificate program. Students will need to enroll as non-degree seeking students at least 2 weeks prior to the start of courses.



Paper forms may be requested from Ron Cullums and filled out and returned 2 weeks prior to the start of courses. He can be reached at 740.681.3341.

Employer-Sponsored Students

Employers may use the Ohio University Sponsored Students process to pay for the employees taking the training.

Employers also have the ability to use the state’s TechCred program to be eligible to have 100% of the training costs reimbursed at successful completion of the training.