Trainings

The training you need to get the job you want. Well-paying jobs with great benefits are available across Alabama and the ACCS Innovation Center is providing the education and training needed to get hired.

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The ACCS Innovation Center is currently offering the following trainings:

Butcher and Meat Cutter training

Meat Cutter training covers best practices that Alabama butchers and meat cutters use to wrap, weigh, shape, label and price different cuts of meat to prepare them for display or delivery to customers. Explore proper cooking methods, flavors and textures of meats such as beef, pork, poultry, and fish. Gain information on quality control and learn to prepare special cuts for grinding, merchandising, safety, business processes and overall excellence. Other skills covered include customer service, sanitation experiences, operations experience, team motivation, and attention to detail.

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Hospitality and Tourism

Food and Beverage Services

Gain a general knowledge of the key terminology and best practices used in customer service, food safety, management principles and essential cooking techniques in Alabama’s hospitality industry. Become familiar with laws and regulations that affect food and beverage business services and facilities management, as well as how to manage inventory regarding labor and food costs. Professional soft skills such as how to answer phone calls, oversee hotel and kitchen staff, and inspect dining and serving areas is also within this training.

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Accommodations and Recreational Services

Begin a strong foundation in hotel services by learning to manage, market and serve well in the hotel and recreation industry. Explore all angles of customer service including how to effectively motivate hotel employees, standardize professional conduct, and minimize customer service issues. Learn more about the laws and regulations that affect accommodations and recreational services within facilities management, including protocol regarding housekeeping and janitorial staff.

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CDL Truck Driving

Launch a much-needed, skilled truck-driving career that prepares you to take and pass the federal CDL test. Practice safely maintaining and maneuvering trucks into traffic, into loading or unloading positions, and in and out of parking spaces. Apply the necessary protocol to transport various types of goods and materials, whether regionally or nationally. Demonstrate how to operate important equipment, including truck cab computers, CB radios, and tools for basic maintenance conditions.

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Diesel Technician

Develop a hands-on, well-rounded ability to inspect, repair and test some of Alabama’s largest engines in buses and trucks. Integrate the latest training models into executing routine maintenance and diagnosing critical repairs. Test drive vehicles to evaluate proper functions of parts of the engine like fuel injection systems, as well as pumps, generators, transmissions and clutches. Interpret readings from test instruments, dials and gauges. Review the process of rebuilding both gas and diesel engines.

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Plumbing Helper

This training serves as a great first step toward a promising plumbing career by evaluating how to properly measure, repair, remove or replace malfunctioning fixtures that affect commercial and residential water systems. Organize hand tools and equipment to assist plumbers with the layout, assembly, fitting or installation of valves, couplings, pipes, pumps, or systems. Complete training on how to effectively clean and sanitize plumbing shops, work areas and machines.

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Heavy Equipment Operator—Horizontal Construction

The student will learn equipment applications, attachments, operating controls, preventive maintenance requirements, and basic operating techniques through online, self-paced coursework and hands-on lab training. This course is designed for students interested in a career in construction, heavy equipment, and earthmoving equipment operations. Through this course, students may pursue skid steer, bulldozer, and asphalt roller credentials.

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Heavy Equipment Operator—Vertical Construction

The student will learn equipment applications, attachments, operating controls, preventive maintenance requirements, and basic operating techniques through online, self-paced coursework and hands-on lab training. This course is designed for students interested in a career in construction, heavy equipment, and earthmoving equipment operations. Through this course, students may pursue skid steer, bulldozer, and asphalt roller credentials.

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Facilities Maintenance

Gather a broad introduction to routine inspection, maintenance and repair training for successful grounds operations. Develop a working knowledge on how to diagnose mechanical problems, order parts and supplies, and perform general cleaning of buildings or properties. Explore quality customer service strategies that are important when asking questions, building reports and following up with customers on maintenance work.

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Fiber Optics

This fiber optic training course covers best practices and fundamental principles behind basic data and voice transmission via fiber optic cable, as well as installation and termination techniques. Students will learn how to identify fiber types, recognize various connectors used in fiber installation, and install, terminate, splice, and test multimode or single-mode fiber optic networks according to existing standards. This course combines online theory and in-person, hands-on lab activities to prepare students for employment or advancement in the fiber optics industry. Other skills covered include customer service, communication, leadership, attention to detail, and time management. Through this course, students may pursue installer or fiber optics technician credentials.

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