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Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)

Please look at all of the certifications that we offer in conjunction with WorkINdiana & WorkOne. We can also provide onsite customized classes for local employers. Please contact Lynnsay Swan at (812) 376-4451​​​​​​​, Ext. 106 or fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page, for all inquiries. 

An Indiana High School Equivalency Diploma alone may not be enough for your career. Employers are looking to hire people with experience and training in technical skills. 

WorkINdiana allows you to earn an Indiana High School Equivalency Diploma and an industry recognized certificate at the same time to give you the boost you need to become a Microsoft Office Specialist.

This certification can help you become a customer service specialist, administrative assistant, office manager or lead to other career pathways. McDowell Adult Education offers these classes onsite. 

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Production Worker (MSSC-CPT)

Manufacturing technicians set up, test, and adjust manufacturing machinery and equipment. Even the smallest changes to a machine makes the difference between a good product and a bad one. All parts, materials, and machines must meet precise standards.

Technicians may test equipment and use hand tools such as calipers, micrometers, height gauges, protractors, and ring gauges to make adjustments to machinery when problems arise. They follow rules for safety and environmental impact, and inspect finished products making sure they meet quality standards.

McDowell Adult Education offers these classes onsite. 

Job duties include (not all):
1. Follow all regulations, policies, and procedures for health, safety, and environmental compliance
​​​​​​​2. Check finished products for quality and if they match customer specifications
3. Set up, start and shut down production equipment
4. Check the production line to make sure it meets standards for safety and impact on the environment
​​​​​​​5. Plan and lay out work to meet production and schedule requirements 

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Certified Nurse Aide (C.N.A.)

Nursing aides, also called nursing attendants or assistants, provide basic care and help with basic living activities for patients in hospitals and residents of long-term care facilities. Some nursing aides and attendants may also dispense medication. 

In nursing homes, nursing aides are often the principal caregivers. They have more contact with residents than other members of the staff. Because some residents stay in a nursing home for months or years, aides and attendants may develop close, caring relationships for their patients. 

McDowell Adult Education partners with WorkOne & WorkINdiana and provides funding for this certification.

Job duties include (not all):
1. Help patients walk, bathe, dress, eat, use the bathroom, and exercise
​​​​​​​2. Prepare food trays and serve meals
3. Check and record the vital signs, food intake, and liquid output of patients
4. Turn, reposition, and transfer patients between beds and wheelchairs
​​​​​​​5. Give mecicines as directed by supervising nurse or physician

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Truck Driver, Heavy/Light and Tractor Trailer (CDL-A/CDL-B)

Truck drivers are a constant presence on the nation's highway system. At some point, almost everything we purchase is transported by truck. Industrial truck and tractor operators work at warehouses, storage yards, factories, and industrial sites. 

Heavy truck drivers begin their job by reading bills of landing and other instructions to determine how to transport cargo. They also read and interpret maps to determine the best route. Before starting the trip, truck drivers must inspect their vehicle for safety: brakes, windshield wipers, and lights must be in good condition; safety equipment - flares, traffic cones, and fire extinguishers - must be on board.

Light truck drivers, oftne called pick-up and deliver or P&D drivers, are the most common type of delivery driver. They drive small trucks or vans from distribution centers to delivery locations. Drivers make deliveries based on a set schedule. Some drivers stop only at distribution center once, in th emorning, and make many stops throughout the day. Others make multiple trips between the distribution center and delivery locations. 

McDowell Adult Education partners with WorkOne & WorkINdiana and provides funding for this certification.

Job duties include (not all):
1. Load and unloag cargo
​​​​​​​2. Drive long distances
3. Report to dispatcher any incidents encountered on the road
4. Follow all applicable traffic laws
​​​​​​​5. Inspect trailer before and after trip; record any defects found 

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Medical Assistant (Certified Clinical Medical Assistant - CCMA)

Medical assistants help and care for patients. The day-to-day job of a medical assistant includes carrying out routine treatments, conducting lab tests, and maintaing office records. Assistants are in charge of scheduling patient appointments and completing insurance forms. The basic duties of a medical assistant are to provide the physician with any aid necessary. 

The work that medical assistants do includes performing a limited amount of basic medicinal duties. Assistants are needed to measure the vital signs of patients. This includes recoridng patients' weight, pulse rate, blood pressure, and any other vital sign. Assistants also may give patients shots and distribute medication. They also clean and sterilize instruments and change dressings and bandages. 

McDowell Adult Education partners with WorkOne & WorkINdiana and provides funding for this certification.

Job duties include (not all):
1. Schedule patient appointments and receive payment for services
​​​​​​​2. Prepare blood for laboratory tests 
3. Give patient injections
4. Help physician with patient examinations
​​​​​​​5. Take patient history and measure vital signs  

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Entry Welder (A.W.S.)

Welding is the most common way of permanently joining metal parts. In this process, heat is applied to metal pieces, melting and fusing them to form a permanent bond.

Because of its strength, welding is used in shipbuilding, automobile manufacturing and repair, aerospace applications, and thousands of other manufacturing activities. Welding is also used to join beams in the construction of buildings, bridges, and other structures and to join pipeines, power plants, and refineries. 

The work that welders do and the equipment they use vary, depending on the industry. The most common and simplest type of welding today, arc welding, uses electrical currents to create heat and bond metals together; however, there are more than 100 different processes that a welder can use. 

Job duties include (not all):
1. Study blueprints, sketches, or specifications
​​​​​​​2. Calculate dimensions to be welded
3. Lay out, position, align, and secure parts and assemblies prior to assembly using straightedges, combination squares, calipers, and ruleres
4. Inspect structures or materials to be welded
​​​​​​​5. Ignite torches or start power supplies

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