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Applications Accepted: June 10, 2024 - July 10, 2024

Once your application is processed, you will be contacted via email with your interview information. Interviews will take place July 15-18, 2024.

Acceptance letters will be received by August 9, 2024.

Classes begin August 26, 2024.

Program Overview

The North Baton Rouge Industrial Training Initiative (NBRITI) provides basic craft training in electrical, instrumentation, millwright, pipefitting, process technology, and welding at no cost to qualifying students. Students learn through fast-tracked classroom and hands-on training, skills, and workforce preparation. Graduates earn nationally recognized construction certifications from NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research) and American Welding Society (AWS) certifications. Students participating in the process technology training will receive a Certificate of Technical Studies: Process Technology Support Technician from Baton Rouge Community College.

Curricula and Course Overview

Core Curricula

This is a 75-hour course that prepares students for the construction trade training by covering construction math, safety, hand and power tools and employability. Students also learn communication skills, materials handling, and introduction to blueprint reading. Upon completion, students continue their training pathway in one of five construction trades: electrical, instrumentation, millwright, pipefitting, and welding.


This is a 300-hour course that will train students in the electrical trade. Students are taught NCCER Electrical Level One and Level Two. Trainees will learn electrical safety, electrical theory, device boxes, hand bending, raceways and fittings, electrical construction drawings, electrical test equipment, electrical circuits, alternating current, motor theory, conduit bending, conductor installations, grounding and bonding, circuit breakers and fuses, and control systems and fundamental concepts. Students who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate from NCCER in Electrical Levels One and Two.


This is a 300-hour course that trains students in Instrumentation. This field covers important processes and knowledge areas, including piping, tubing, fasteners, and metallurgy. Instrumentation Techs also have electrical knowledge of electrical systems, craft-specific drawings, and are experts in the hand and power tools specific to their trade. The NCCER’s curriculum addresses all the learning objectives associated with this broad and demanding field, in areas such as Fasteners, Relays and Timers, and Grounding and Shielding of Instrumentation Wiring. Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate from NCCER in Instrumentation Levels 1 and 2.


This is a 300-hour course that prepares students to work in metal and machinery with ever-increasing technology and precision. Millwrights install, align, and troubleshoot machinery in factories and power plants. Most often millwrights provide the precision machinery required in nuclear power plants and other industrial sites. Millwrights installs conveyor systems, connects machinery to power supplies and piping, direct hoisting and setting of machines, and adjusts the moving and stationary parts of machines to certain specifications. Millwrights must be extremely skilled at mathematics and interpreting blueprints and specifications to set machines to perfect measurements, sometimes working with clearances no bigger than thousandths of an inch. Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate from NCCER in Millwright Levels 1 and 2.


This is a 300-hour course that trains students in the pipefitting trade. Trainees are taught NCCER Pipefitting Level One and Level Two. Trainees learn pipefitting hand tools, ox fuel cutting, motorized equipment, piping systems, drawing and detail sheets, identifying and installing valves, pipefitting trade math, threaded pipe fabrication, socket weld and butt weld pipe fabrication, rigging, aboveground and belowground pipe installation, hangers and supports, and testing piping systems and equipment. Students who successfully complete the course receive a certificate from NCCER in Pipefitting Levels One and Two.

Process Technology

The curriculum for the CTS: Process Technology (PTEC) Support Technician is 300 clock hours and addresses a high-demand field. Upon completion of the program, students are prepared to enter the employment market as entry-level process operator support technician for refinery, chemical, and other industry-related areas. Students will learn to work effectively as a team member and demonstrate that they can exhibit professional and ethical behavior in the workforce. Student will also utilize process technology equipment and practice environmental safety and health guidelines as a process support technician.


This is a 300-hour program that will train students in the welding trade. Trainees study welding safety, basic blueprint metallurgy and weld symbols, oxyfuel systems, cutting processes, SMAW- basic beads, SMAW- fillet welds, SMAW- v-groove bu/gouge welds. This course incorporates NCCER testing when applicable. Upon completion of training, welders that have shown mastery of a welding skill set can have their welds tested for American Welding Society (AWS) certifications.

Job Placement

The instructors and program manager monitor student daily attendance, the ability to adhere to safety rules, use of hand tools, use of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), housekeeping, teamwork, and conduct. All students must obtain a TWIC Card. This program is designed to empower the students to be accountable for their own success in the industrial field. NBRITI students and graduates receive ongoing support with job placement in industry.

Credentials for Completers

  • Electrical: Core, Level One and Two NCCER Electrical
  • Instrumentation: Core, Level One and Two NCCER Instrumentation
  • Millwright: Core, Level One and Two NCCER Millwright
  • Pipefitting: Core, Level One and Two NCCER Pipefitting
  • Process Technology: CTS: Process Technology Support Technician
  • Welding: Core, Select Welding NCCER Modules, AWS

Completions Requirements

To receive certification in NCCER, trainees must pass a written examination and “hands-on” performance verification for each course subject/module. The minimum passing score for each written exam is 70 percent. To pass all performance verifications, trainees must demonstrate mastery of each specific skill without any input from the instructor or other trainees. To receive a weld test lab credential, trainees must pass weld x-ray examination. To receive the CTS: Process Technology Support Technician trainees must pass all courses with a 70 percent.


Technical Education Division
3250 N. Acadian Thwy E.
Baton Rouge, LA 70805
Ph: (225) 216-8659