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Course Descriptions

Click on the college's catalog Training Catalog to view existing training courses. Southwest Colorado Community College is able to customize those courses specifically for your business needs and develop new trainings as needs arise.

Also offered are:

Essentials of HR Management Employee Readiness
HR Certification Prep
Mine Safety Training (MSHA)  Intro to Supervision
Heavy Equipment Operator Leadership Skills for Managers

Mine Safety Training (MSHA)

  • Annual Underground Miner Refresher. $100. This 8-hour classroom course fulfills the MSHA 30 CFR 48 regulations and covers all up-to-date safety information, including much of the content listed below.
  • New Surface Miner. $125. This 16-hour course fulfills the MSHA requirements for surface mining.
  • New Underground Miner. $250. This 32-hour course fulfills the MSHA 30 CFR 48.25 regulations and covers statutory miners' rights; self-rescue and respiratory devices; transportation controls and communication systems; introduction to the work environment; escape and emergency evacuation plans; firewarning and firefighting; ground control; working in areas of highwalls, water hazards, pits and spoil banks; illumination and night work; health; hazard recognition; electrical hazards; first aid; and explosives.

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Heavy Equipment Operator

Training available on a single piece of equipment or a range of equipment. Typically we train on motor graders, backhoes, hydraulic excavators, bulldozers, and front end loaders. Course length and costs vary depending on number enrolled and training needs. Please contact the college for more info.

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Essentials of HR Management

This 15-hour course provides a comprehensive overview of human resource roles and responsibilities and is an excellent foundation for any HR professional. This is a highly informative and dynamic course covering:

  • Human Resources Management
  • Employment Law
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Employee Development
  • Performance Management
  • More...

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HR Certification Prep Course

This 36-hour intensive course prepares individuals to take the PHR® or SPHR® certification exam through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). This course is for experienced HR professionals and will cover exam content such as:

  • Strategic Management
  • Workforce Planning and Employment
  • Human Resource Development
  • Total Rewards
  • Employee and Labor Relations
  • Risk Management
  • More...

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Intro to Supervision

This foundational course provides participants with an excellent set of skills to be successful in supervising others. This 12-hour interactive course covers the following:

  • Communication Skills
  • Planning and Conducting Meetings
  • Building a Team
  • Time Management
  • Employee Motivation
  • More...

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Leadership Skills for Managers

This 12-hour course is for those who want to develop or improve their leadership skills, explore their definition of leadership and develop their own leadership style. Individuals taking this course will improve their productivity and workplace enjoyment. Topics covered are:

  • Leading vs. Managing
  • Need for Leadership
  • Leading by Example
  • Growing and Developing New Leaders
  • Leadership Ethics
  • More...

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Employee Readiness

This is an 8-hour course designed for entry-level employees and their supervisors. This training helps employees become more reliable, accountable, and adaptable. It covers the following topics:

  • Motivation
  • Work Values
  • Willingness to Learn
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Effective Listening
  • Communication Skills
  • Dependability and Reliability
  • Employer Expectations
  • Work Ethics
  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Workplace Professionalism
  • Attitude in the Workplace
  • More...

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Why use SCCC for your training needs? 

  • Affordable training costs
  • Grant-funded training available
  • Excellent trainers 




Contact us today for your training needs.





Southwest Colorado Community College
Economic & Workforce Development Division
(970) 247-2929 x7238
Email: tomas.german-palacios@pueblocc.edu