Apr 23, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Workforce Training and Continuing Education



Leadership

Linda Montgomery
Interim Executive Director

Staff

Faye Harrison
Information Specialist

Vacant
Director of Operations

Van Davis
Business and Professionalism Program Manager

Frankie Adams
Cyber, Technology, and Stem Program Manager

Vacant
Healthcare Program Manger

Gary Holyoak
Manufacturing & Trades Program Manager

Jordan Tomchak
Apprenticeship Coordinator

Vacant
Healthcare Coordinator

Kiel Moser
Operations Coordinator

Heather Nunamaker
Regional Employment & Training Coordinator

Paul Knight
Yellowstone Training Center Custodian

To view offered in-person and online courses this semester, visit cei.edu/wtce.

Please call 208.535.5345 or email wtce@cei.edu for registration assistance or more information on Workforce Training and Continuing Education

Policies

Register for our classes online, at your convenience.

  1. Visit cei.edu/wtce and click on “Online Catalog & Registration”
  2. Select “Sign In/Create a Profile and complete the process”
  3. Find the classes you are interested in attending, select each class, and add it your basket
  4. Checkout and pay
  5. That’s it - you’re ready to attend!

If you would like assistance with registration, contact us by phone at 208.535.5345 or e-mail us at wtce@cei.edu. You are also welcome to register by mail with payment by check only, or in person on campus with any form of payment.

Online Training

College of Eastern Idaho WTCE offers a variety of online courses in partnership with third party vendors. While we can provide assistance in some cases, there are some issues such as, cancellations, refunds, CEU’s, proof of completion, or transcripts that may need to be handled directly with the vendor. We are happy to provide assistance where needed and to the degree that we can influence the outcome.

When specifically seeking CEU’s for professional development, please verify with your employer or certifying professional organization that the CEU’s provided by the program you are considering will be accepted, prior to registering for the course.

Online courses can be found in the WTCE catalog at cei.edu/wtce.

Enrollment Deadlines

Register early to help ensure the class will run! Our courses are subject to cancellation if a minimum enrollment is not reached; this minimum will vary by course/topic. If College of Eastern Idaho WTCE cancels a class, you will be notified by email or phone, and your full course fee will be credited back to you. Complete registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tuition, Fees, and Information

All prices, fees, and other details contained in our catalogs are subject to change without notice. For the most current information on all classes, please see our online registration system at: www.cei.edu/wtce.

School Closures and Instructor Illness

If there is a situation that requires classes to be canceled, such as inclement weather and/or instructor illness, WTCE will make every effort to contact students via email and/ or telephone prior to the start of class. The class will be rescheduled at a later date or a full refund issued. In the event that College of Eastern Idaho is not closed and the weather is inclement, we urge you to use your best judgment in deciding whether or not to attend. If you are unsure if the college has been closed due to weather, please call 208.535.5345.

Class Cancellations and Refunds

While Workforce Training and Continuing Education (WTCE) is committed to offering classes that appeal to the community both for content and schedule, we realize that unexpected things happen and plans change. If this occurs and you need to withdraw from a class that has not yet started, please contact WTCE for class specific refund policy.


Online Programs and ClassesAll decisions are final and are made at the discretion of WTCE and College of Eastern Idaho staff. Please contact us and we will work with you to transfer, reschedule or to complete the withdrawal process.

Online learning is currently the fastest growing sector of adult education. WTCE is proud to offer a wide selection of online courses and certificate programs designed to upgrade your skills, improve your productivity, and boost your employability. Topics include: Business, Marketing, Sales, HR, Healthcare, Management, Communication, Technology, and Leadership.

These courses are especially convenient for those with work, school, or childcare commitments, physical disabilities, limited access to transportation, or other circumstances that make it difficult to participate in a traditional classroom setting. You will need reliable Internet access, email, an Internet browser, and if specified, related software programs.

Community Outreach Centers

To assist place-bound and rural students throughout the College’s nine-county service delivery area, hundreds of online classes are available through the Online Instruction Center. Classes are available for those seeking to upgrade or learn new job skills and pursue personal interests.

New or expanding businesses are encouraged to contact the Workforce Training division to request customized training opportunities that might be offered in their community.

Continuing Education

CEI’s Continuing Education Program is all about bringing people together who want to stir up their creative talents and gain new experiences. Whether it’s learning new cooking skills, conversational Spanish, photography, or art, our classes focus on personal enrichment. It’s never too late to learn new hobbies or refine and develop new skills and interests. Be one of the estimated five million people across the country who enroll in non-credit classes and fulfill your passion for learning!

Workforce Training

Business and Professional

Focusing on the acquisition or upgrade of business skills to enhance career aspirations or open the door to a new opportunity; the courses and certifications include accounting & bookkeeping, career development, management and leadership, and marketing and social media.

Computer and Technology

A combination of short and long term classes spanning such topics as cybersecurity, networking, programming, web development, and data analysis; as well as professional software skills in the MS Office, Google and Adobe suites. There are both online and in person class options.

Customized Training

College of Eastern Idaho Workforce Training is committed to providing quality classes and training programs to serve the workforce development needs of eastern Idaho. We work in partnership with regional workforce and economic development organizations including, Regional Economic Development for Eastern Idaho (REDI), Workforce Development Council, Idaho Department of Labor, The Development Company, Regional Development Alliance, and the Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce.

Programs are designed to promote regional economic development by meeting employer needs for highly trained/highly skilled workers and to assist individuals in acquiring the skills and knowledge needed to secure employment or occupational upgrade.

Customized training programs can be developed to meet specific employer needs. Short-term, specialized training programs are available in the broad areas of business and management, registered apprenticeship, technology, environmental safety and health, advanced manufacturing, and health professions. Customized contract training with flexible delivery options can be designed to meet the workforce development needs of any employer, including industry certifications, regulatory compliance, computer skills upgrades, soft skills, team building, and leadership skills. Please contact us to learn more about innovative training solutions for your workforce.

Healthcare Careers

The healthcare field is ripe with possibilities and career opportunities. Whether you are looking to start a career or enhance your current skills, we have a wide variety of in person and online class options, including but not limited to; CNA, Medical Assistant, Billing & Coding, EMT, Pharmacy Technician, and Veterinary Assistant, as well as a variety of complementary classes like CPR and First Aid, Assistance with Medications and Spanish for Medical Professionals.

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Begin a career in health care as a Certified Nursing Assistant. You will be trained to immediately enter the workforce and provide hands-on, personal care in numerous settings, including hospitals, long-term care and assisted living facilities, home health and hospice. The class components include online assignments, class skills practice, and clinical experience at local healthcare facilities. Successful completion provides eligibility to take the state exams required for placement on the Idaho Nurse Aide registry. These exams are offered at College of Eastern Idaho.

Prerequisites:

  • Attend a Mandatory Orientation (required prior to registration)
  • Clear Background Check
  • American Heart Association BLS CPR Certification
  • TB test/PPD
  • Hepatitis B (Minimum 1 of 3 started)
  • Flu shot (Required during flu season October - April)
  • COVID-19 Vaccine is required at clinical training sites

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Basic)

The EMT Basic program includes online classroom content/delivery, in-person practical skills instruction and clinical time that meets Idaho and national registry standards for obtaining the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B) license. Students will develop foundational skills to treat the sick or injured patient using basic emergency medical equipment; this course is required to work as an emergency medical services (EMS) provider in an ambulance or other emergency care settings. This is a very fast-paced, intense course that requires attention and rigor on the part of students.

Prerequisites:

  • Attend a Mandatory Orientation (required prior to registration)
  • Clear Background Check
  • American Heart Association BLS CPR Certification
  • TB test/PPD
  • Hepatitis B (Minimum 1 of 3 started)
  • Flu shot (Required during flu season October - April)
  • COVID-19 Vaccine highly recommended

Industry and Trades

Apprenticeships Electrical, HVAC and Plumbing

The Electrical, HVAC and Plumbing trades are growing, and the goal of the Apprenticeship Programs is to provide each industry with the most highly trained and skilled workforce possible. Students will learn from industry experts in the classroom while earning a living at their craft under the supervision of a licensed Journeyman. Starting with the basics, students will progress each year and ultimately finish, prepared to take the journeyman’s exam. The program includes online and in-person content/delivery that meets the requirements of the Idaho Division of Building Safety (DBS).

Program Requirements

There are three requirements that must be met to receive a Journeyman License: (1) working 8,000 hours as a registered apprentice under the supervision of a licensed journeyman (2000/yr. for 4 years); (2) attending and passing all four years of Apprenticeship Classes at a state-approved school (144 hours/yr. with a score of 70% or better); and (3) passing the State Journeyman’s Exam when eligible to take the test.

It is the responsibility of the student to secure their own employment and apply for the Apprenticeship License with DBS. The apprentice is also responsible for registering at College of Eastern Idaho for the evening classes and providing proof to the State Division of Building Safety of their enrollment in the appropriate course.

For more information please visit dbs.idaho.gov/faqs/licenses-frequently-asked-questions/ or call (HVAC Bureau 208.332.8989) (Electrical Bureau 208.332.7142) (Plumbing Bureau 208.332.8961).

If a student has military training in the field or has worked in the field in another state, those hours may transfer to Idaho and help to fulfill the requirements to sit for the Journeyman exam. To see if your hours will transfer, contact the State of Idaho DBS.

Program Costs

Tuition and other program fees are $850 per year, and instructional materials range from approximately $250 - $400 per year, depending on the program and year of study. These fees are subject to change. Payment of fees is required at the time of registration. These programs are not eligible for financial aid but may be eligible for other types of financial assistance, such as Military or state-funded programs.

Classes begin in September each year; registration generally opens on April 1st.

Associate of Applied Science Degrees for Apprenticeship

College of Eastern Idaho offers students who complete Apprenticeship programs and/or licensed Journeymen, the opportunity to earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Apprenticeship. This degree may provide students with more marketable skills and enhanced employment opportunities, perhaps as supervisors or business owners. In addition, these additional classes are transferable to other degree programs to fulfill requirements for General Education:

COMPETENCY AREA CREDITS
ENGL 101 - Writing & Rhetoric I   3
COMM 101 - Fundamentals of Oral Communication   3
A Mathematical Ways of Knowing Course 3
A Social and Behavioral Ways of Knowing Course 3
Any General Education Course 3
TOTAL 15

Interested participants are required to complete a process which includes submission of a formal application for admission, and a copy of their Journeyman card issued by the State of Idaho Division of Building Safety.

The cost for certification review and Associate of Applied Science Degree is listed as follows:

  • Faculty curriculum/certification review - $50
  • Cost Per Credit (Tech Ed. Requirements) - $10 ($450 total)
  • Cost Per Credit (Gen. Ed. Requirements) - $129

Journeyman Continuing Education

Electrical Journeymen in the state of Idaho are required to maintain licensure through 24 hours of continuing education every 3 years. To that end, we offer courses to meet those requirements in the areas of code update, as well as code and industrial related.

Welding

For students interested in an introduction to welding for personal or hobby use, or to explore it as a career option, we offer Welding I, Welding II, and Open Booth Welding classes. 

Environmental Safety & Health (ES&H) Training

Workforce Training Environmental Safety & Health (ES&H) programs are designed to help local employers meet and maintain compliance with federal, state and other regulations. We offer a wide range of ES&H compliance training included but not limited to:

  • OSHA 10 & 30-hour Construction Safety
  • OSHA 10 & 30-hour General Industry Safety
  • HAZWOPER - 40-hour, 8-hour refresher & 8-hour supervisor
  • HAZWOPER - 24-hour, specific to employer needs/requirements
  • Scaffolding
  • Certified Flagmen
  • Lifting & Handling/Rigging
  • Specialty training available upon request

WTCE instructional staff offer a systematic approach to training that includes analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of training activities. All courses have demonstrated instructional and hands-on experience, as well as industry and/or academic completion certificates as appropriate. Any course can be tailored to fit the needs of a specific employer, and we can provide assistance with other training as needed.