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Fairfield County Workforce Center

Ohio University Workforce Development

Ohio University’s Regional Campuses are committed to being a strong partner to local business and industry, offering flexible, customizable solutions for a variety of workforce/training needs. Workforce Development provides workforce trainings and custom programs to meet the unique needs of business, industry, and small employers. Our focus is to strengthen existing workforce skills, provide education and training for the future workforce and support community development initiatives that impact workforce development in our regions.

Ohio University’s Workforce Development can provide:

  • Customized workforce training for your workers on our campus or at your corporate sites. Training is affordable, quality-driven and taught by qualified professionals.
  • Professional development in a variety of fields for workers who need to maintain certification or licensure for employment.
  • Assistance to entrepreneurs and innovators to help provide training and referrals in the best interest of helping advance your business.
  • Access to strategic partnerships which focus on leveraging resources and cost-effective training.

If your company has a specific need to improve the skills of employees, Ohio University can help.

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.


About the Fairfield County Workforce Center

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