Tuesday, July 10, 2012

OU-C sponsoring physical science course as part of USEC skills development program

Ohio University-Chillicothe will offer a physical science course as part of the Skills Development Training Program developed by the Ohio South Consortium for Training and Education for the American Centrifuge Facility, a division of USEC. The course will include fundamental concepts of chemistry and basic physics and is designed to provide students with knowledge that is applicable to the job setting.

Not only will individuals who complete the entire 240 hours of training be prepared to work at USEC Inc.’s American Centrifuge Facility, but will also be among the first in Ohio to earn certification from the national Manufacturing Skill Standards Council, indicating they possess the core skills and knowledge companies demand of their employees in the 21st century.

The 15-week course will be offered from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursdays beginning Aug. 30 at the OSU South Centers in Piketon. The deadline to register is Aug. 16. Cost is $935, and the instructor is OU-C faculty member Roger Smith. As a prerequisite, students must successfully complete the algebra general section of the Compass placement test.

For more information or to register, contact Continuing Education & Workforce Development, Ohio University-Chillicothe, (740) 774-7226.

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