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Business Enterprise Center SkillsTrac Program

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Wright State University–Lake Campus is proud to support an advanced manufacturing program for businesses, technicians, and students in West Central Ohio. SkillsTrac is a comprehensive industrial maintenance training program, designed for our rapidly changing manufacturing industry. This program is geared towards full-time adult workers working as maintenance techs or workers in other fields who would like to work in the maintenance field. We offer the SkillsTrac curriculum for technical coursework in the Associate of Technical Study: Skills Trac concentration as a transcripted credit-bearing program.

SkillsTrac is a blended program, offering online learning from ToolingU SME, a partner since 2009. Online classes can be taken anytime and anywhere with the hands-on validation labs taken at the Lake Campus. The program is composed of multiple skill modules and each module builds upon the skills learned in earlier modules or your actual work experience. Employers or employees can choose individual modules if only that skill set is desired and pre-requisites are met. Each module is composed of smaller certified levels. The ratio of online classes per lab decreases as you move into the more advanced modules.

Earn College Credit

Successful completion of the SkillsTrac program can earn a student up to 30 credit hours that apply towards an associate of technical study. The Associate of Technical Study: Skills Trac concentration requires approximately 60 credit hours to complete. Questions? Contact Academic Advisor Michael Epley at 419-586-0377 or

SkillsTrac Brochure (PDF)

SkillsTrac Modules

Green Level

The green fundamental skills module includes three certification sections: Maintenance Basics, Mechanical Systems, and Print Reading and Measurements. For those who need to learn basic mechanical concepts before learning more skills. There are an estimated 86 online hours and 32 lab hours.

Yellow Level

The yellow industrial skills module includes three certification sections: Industrial Electricity, Motors and Motor Controls, and Pneumatics and Hydraulics. These are core courses in the curriculum. Obtaining these concepts can help you learn advanced levels more effectively and efficiently. You will take an estimated 66 online hours and 56 lab hours.

White Level

The white welding and machining skills module includes two certification levels: Basic Machining and Basic Welding. The basics will be covered to allow you more flexibility whether machining replacement tools or widgets and the basic welding you may need to weld a part or fix a welding machine. You will take an estimated 72 online hours and 42 lab hours.

Red Level

The red industrial control skills module includes two certification levels: Control Systems and Programmable Logic Controllers. You will take an estimated 36 online hours and 56 lab hours.

Blue Level

The blue automation systems skills module includes two certification levels: Automation Systems and Robotics. These labs include working in small groups, classroom learning, and hands-on labs. You will take an estimated 38 online hours and 96 lab hours.

SkillsTrac Training Modules (PDF)


Contact Information

For more information please call the Business Enterprise Center at Wright State University—Lake Campus at 419-586-0902 or 1-800-237-1477 ext. 8402.


Brian Brandewie
125 Trenary Hall


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