Rapid Training Career Programsmanufacturing factory machine

Looking to increase your employability or enter a new career quickly?

Our short-term and rapid training options provide students with the skills needed to obtain entry level positions in six months or less. Students in these programs do not earn college credits. The programs are industry-focused and hands-on, providing the direct training that allows program graduates to succeed in their new fields.


Cross Listed Non-Credit Courses offered at a Reduced Tuition Rate

In addition to the offered skill-sets, certificates, or associate degree options, CCE has reserved seats in select Career and Technical Education classes to allow individuals to explore the programs, advance their skill-set, or for employers looking to train a small number of employees.

Courses have included:

  • Financial Accounting Concepts
  • Electrical Systems I
  • Principles of Project Management
  • Auto Cad I
  • Computer Networking
  • Blue Print Reading

Upcoming Courses 

Courses include but are not limited to the above list. If you are looking for other or more advance academic subjects, looking for more information, or to  register contact us at 517-796-8610.

Courses are subject to Academic Policy for Section Cancellation (Policy #1009) as well as Pathways Scheduling. 

2017 National Electrical Code Update Course

All State of Michigan licensed Journey and Master electricians are required to complete a State of Michigan approved NEC update course for 2020 license renewals.

NEC Code Update 15-Hour Course
This State of Michigan approved 2017 NEC update course includes an explanation of all changes to the National Electric Code, the Michigan Residential Code, and part 8 Rules of the Construction Code Act. Class will be held for 8-hours each day, with a provided working lunch. Participants are required to bring a personal copy of the 2017 National Electrical Codebook and a copy of their electrician license.

Instructor: Joseph Smith
Dates: 10/19-10/20 OR 11/9-11/10 OR 12/7-12/8
Days/Time: Saturday & Sunday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Central Campus
Cost: $185 (includes a working lunch)
Requirements: Participants must bring a 2017 NEC Codebook and a copy of their electrician license to class.

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For more information please call us at 517-796-8610.

Production Technician Training

Production Technician Training addresses the core technical competencies of higher skilled production workers in all sectors of manufacturing. This training prepares participants to take four of the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) assessments to become a Certified Production Technician®.

Participants will receive instructor-led training covering four modules: safety, manufacturing processes and production, quality practices and measurement, and maintenance awareness. Upon completion of each module, participants will take the MSSC assessment to earn a single certificate for that module. Upon successful completion of all four MSSC module assessments, participants will earn full CPT® certification.

Possible certifications earned with successful completion of program:

  • MSSC Certified Production Technician® (National Credential)
  • Individual MSSC Credentials: Safety, Manufacturing Processes & Production, Quality Practices & Measurement, and Maintenance Awareness Certificates
  • 10-hour OSHA – General Industry

Dates: Coming Soon

For more information please call us at 517.796.8610.

Robotics Training


This 32-hour course covers the tasks that an entry-level robotics associate needs to set-up, record and/or troubleshoot programs on the FANUC Robotics Handling Tool Software Package. Students work with a real, industrial FANUC robot and learn the skills necessary to work in the advanced manufacturing industry. An additional 25 hours of self-study lab time must be completed to meet certificate requirements.


  • Proficient in robot safety
  • Learn robotic terminology
  • Understand fundamental robot operations and programming concepts
  • Power up and jog the robot • Setup and teach frames
  • Recover from common program and robot faults
  • Back up and restore individual programs and files
  • Create, modify and execute a material handling program



April 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, & 25 – CURRENTLY POSTPONED
Fri. • 5:45 – 9 p.m.
Sat. • 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.


June 15 – 18, June 22 – 25
Mon. – Thur. • 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.


October 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, & 17
Fri. • 5:45 – 9 p.m.
Sat. • 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Jackson County ISD, Room A-4


To see if you qualify, contact Stacy Reese at 517  .841.5627 ext. 64229 .

Training opportunities available in collaboration with the Advance Michigan Catalyst, Jackson College, Michigan Works! Southeast, Jackson Area Manufacturers Association, and the Jackson Area Career Center.

For more information, please call us at 517-796-8610.

Advance Truck Driving Training Course

Provided in Partnership with ABC Training and Testing, LLC.

Virtually everything, at one time or another, is moved by a truck. Trucks transport nearly everything we eat, wear, use, or need from origin to final destination. More than eight million Americans work in the trucking industry, including drivers, dock workers, dispatchers, safety directors, administrative support, and sales personnel. If you are considering a career as a Professional Truck Driver, but have little or no experience, this Advanced Truck Driver Training Course is for you!

This comprehensive truck driver training program includes classroom, lab, range, behind-the-wheel instruction and independent study. Training begins in the classroom, focusing on the basics of the trucking industry and preparation for obtaining your Temporary Instruction Permit (TIP). Classroom instruction also introduces students to vehicle familiarization, basic systems, Federal Motor Carrier Regulations, defensive driving, trip planning, map reading, logbook instruction, and more. Our one-of-a-kind classroom curriculum is designed to accommodate the diverse learning styles of our students. Our instructors combine their wealth of knowledge and experience with a variety of technology and teaching styles to make classroom learning enjoyable and meaningful. Our curriculum is regularly updated to include changes in industry standards, FMCSR regulations, new technologies, driver and safety issues, etc.

The independent study segment allows each student to reinforce classroom instruction and study at their own pace. Lab and Range instruction offers a hands-on learning experience. Lab instruction will cover vehicle familiarization, vehicle inspection, coupling and uncoupling, blind spot awareness, space management, etc. Range instruction will include shifting, forward and backing maneuvers, alley docking, and more. (Instructors always stress the importance of safety in and around vehicles and skills area). Upon successful completion of the Lab and Range program, students will advance to the on-road skills training. On-road instruction will consist of urban, city, rural, and interstate driving. During this time, each student will have the opportunity to observe and practice real life driving experiences in the big rig. After completion of our training program, you will need to pass the State of Michigan Skills Test (Michigan Residents ONLY) to obtain your CDL License.

Course Includes:

  • 160 +/- hours of extensive instruction:
  • Classroom (located at Jackson College)
  • Home Study
  • Lab
  • Range
  • Over-The-Road

Tuition includes:

  • Drug Screening
  • Required course text books & learning materials
  • One Class A CDL Road Skills Test with our truck

Graduates receive:

  • Program Completion Certificate
  • Official Transcript
  • Lifetime Job Search Assistance (for graduates remaining in good standing)
  • Resume writing, interview skills, and job searching consultations and workshops through the Department of Corporate and Continuing Education at Jackson College

Admission Requirements

Students must be at least 18 years of age to be eligible for an intrastate or 21 years of age for an interstate commercial driver’s license. Students are required to meet all Federal Driver Qualification Standards as outlined in 49CFR Part 391 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. Students must abide by student rules and requirements as explained the first training session.

If you are considering a career as a professional truck driver and would like more information on upcoming class times, call ABC Training & Testing at 517-563-2005 or 1-800-914-4605 or visit www.abctrainingandtesting.com.