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  • Learning aids and resources to help you master complex topics

Trillium has partnered with Penn Foster to offer career focused courses free of charge to our valued employees. By taking these courses, you can build a stronger future and increase your trade skills and knowledge. These high-quality online programs allow you to learn when and where you want.

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All Programs

Construction

Basic Blueprint Reading

The Basic Blueprint Reading program teaches learners the basics behind how to read blueprints. Key concepts taught in this program include print reading, understanding drawings and schematics, and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.

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Carpentry

The Carpentry program is designed to train those with no prior experience on key carpentry skills. Beginning with basic math and hand tools training, the program moves into several topics on prints, drawings, and GD&T. In the carpenter training program, students will study carpentry materials and their properties as well as specific topics such as roofing, stair building, and millwork.

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Construction Technology

The Construction Technology program will prepare trainees with the well-rounded skillset they need to work in the construction industry. This construction training program teaches a wide array of topics to prepare workers for different fields in the construction industry and to enable graduates to contribute on a variety of projects. Beginning with basic math, tools, prints and drawings, this program covers the different types of engineering materials - metal, wood, and plastic - and their properties. In addition, students will learn surveying and leveling as well as advanced topics including foundations, pavement, highways, steel roof trusses, concrete design, steel building frames, and more.

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Electrical

The Electrical program teaches students the fundamentals of working with electricity. The program introduces commonly used tools, AC/DC principles, motors, and electrical safety as well as basic troubleshooting, VOMs, and oscilloscopes. This program is highly recommended for those seeking to understand electricity at a foundational level.

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HVAC

The HVAC training program covers the basics of HVAC systems and concepts, laying out the foundational skills needed by a professional HVAC worker. The program begins by teaching basic math, safety, and the commonly used tools in the HVAC trade before diving into maintenance, prints, and GD&T concepts. In addition, workers will study HVAC-specific topics like pipes, tanks, pumps, air-conditioning systems, electric heating, and gas appliances.

This HVAC tech training does not include any content on specific modern HVAC-R systems, as these tend to be site-specific and varied.

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Millwright

The Millwright program teaches the skills needed by a well-rounded maintenance millwright. Beginning with the basic concepts of math, safety, tools, and prints for mechanical trades, the program then progresses to specific maintenance mechanic skills like metal cutting, machine tooling, hydraulics, pneumatics, and belt power. In addition to addressing specific equipment like pumps and rigging, the program also teaches the basics of welding, pipefitting, and industrial maintenance.

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Painting

The Painting training program prepares learners with the skills needed by either a residential or industrial painter. Beginning with math, hand tools, and measuring, the program then covers pneumatic and power cutting tools as well as specific lessons in painting, plastering and adhesive. In addition, the program also instructs learners on the materials used in engineering environments and key chemistry concepts.

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Pipefitting

The Pipefitter training program is designed to provide workers with the skills needed by an entry-level pipefitter. Beginning with basic math and safety, the program then dives into the basics of electricity, mechanics, print reading and tools. In addition, the training focuses on pipefitting and pipe-related concepts while also teaching several different welding techniques commonly used by pipefitters.

Penn Foster can also provide the National Standard Plumbing Code book to help students prepare for the exam (at cost).

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Plumbing

This program teaches trainees with no prior knowledge of the occupation the critical skills needed by a plumber. Beginning with basic math and measurement, the plumber training program covers tools and maintenance concepts as well as the in-depth topics of pipefitting, mechanics, and joining, assembling, and installing pipes. The program rounds out with welding and HVAC basics - core skills to becoming a well-rounded plumber. Upon completion of the program, learners will have acquired the skilled to prepare them to take the National Standard Plumbing Code exam.

Penn Foster can also provide the National Standard Plumbing Code book to help students prepare for the exam (at cost).

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Pre-Apprentice (Basic Skills)

The Pre-Apprentice Training program teaches the key skills workers need to enter an apprentice program across a variety of skilled trades. The program is designed to prepare the learner for the technical elements of an apprenticeship, teaching key skills including industrial math, print reading, and trade-related preparation such as measurement and dimensioning & tolerancing.

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Safety

The Safety program teaches students how to work safely in a variety of different functions. Workers are taught safety skills for chemical, fire, electrical and several other environments.

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Soft Skills

Refresh your soft skills - the "power skills" you need to stand out in any job with online lessons covering teamwork, planning and organizing, productivity tools, integrity, customer focus, and more.

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Welding

The Welding program provides trainees with the comprehensive knowledge needed by a welder, beginning with the fundamental industrial math before moving into drawing and schematics, electricity, tools, and welding equipment and techniques. This welding training program is a highly robust offering, teaching the full suite of components of welding to develop a more well-rounded welder.

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Traditional Staffing

Basic Blueprint Reading

The Basic Blueprint Reading program teaches learners the basics behind how to read blueprints. Key concepts taught in this program include print reading, understanding drawings and schematics, and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.

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Machine Operator

The Machine Operator program teaches the principles of machining, including an introduction to bench work, prints, dimensioning, measuring instruments, and tools. The program is recommended for entry-level workers who do not operate machines, but are responsible for setting up the machine shop, staying safe in the environment, and understanding the tools, processes, and materials behind their work.

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Machinist

The Machinist program provides learners with an understanding for machine types, their operation, and the underlying concepts behind machining. The program covers basics in safety, industrial math, measuring, print reading, metal types, and machining processes before moving into mills, lathes, turret lathes, grinding and more. The program is ideal for those looking to acquire the skills needed to become a machinist.CNC machinist training is taught separately.

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Mechanical and Electrical Technician

The Mechanical and Electrical Technician program provides students with a comprehensive knowledge of industrial maintenance. Beginning with basic math and prints fundamentals, the program moves into key electrical and mechanical concepts such as currents, pumps, and hydraulics. The program also teaches advanced maintenance topics and provides a focus on semiconductors, microprocessors, circuits, PLCs, and more. Upon completion of the mechanical and electrical technician training program, students will have a solid understanding of the mechanical and electrical components of industrial environments and the skills needed to conduct maintenance.

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Pre-Apprentice (Basic Skills)

The Pre-Apprentice program teaches the key skills workers need to enter an apprentice program across a variety of skilled trades. The program is designed to prepare the learner for the technical elements of an apprenticeship, teaching key skills including industrial math, print reading, and trade-related preparation such as measurement and dimensioning & tolerancing.

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Production Operator

This program teaches the fundamentals needed to work in a production environment as well as an overview of key manufacturing concepts to prepare learners for entry-level manufacturing roles. This training for production workers teaches basic math, GD&T, safety and measurement skills as well as a high-level knowledge of currents, heat, maintenance, control systems and control instruments.

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Safety

The Safety program teaches students how to work safely in a variety of different functions. Workers are taught safety skills for chemical, fire, electrical and several other environments.

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Tool and Die

The Tool & Die program teaches the essentials of machining as well as the specific skills needed by a Tool & Die Maker. Initial topics include metals, industrial math, safety, milling, lathing, and grinding before moving into the advanced topics of toolmaking, heat treatment, jogs, dies, and fixtures.

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Welding

The Welding program provides trainees with the comprehensive knowledge needed by a welder, beginning with the fundamental industrial math before moving into drawing and schematics, electricity, tools, and welding equipment and techniques. This welding training program is a highly robust offering, teaching the full suite of components of welding to develop a more well-rounded welder.

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