Advanced Manufacturing

Basic Electronics

Electronic technicians help design, develop, test, manufacture, install and repair electronic equipment, such as communication equipment, medical monitoring devices, navigational equipment, and computers. They may be employed in product evaluation and testing, using measuring and diagnostic devices to adjust, test, and repair equipment, or they may work as sales workers or field representatives. This program introduces a student to the basic theory and skills of an electronic technician.

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Operation

Machine tool operators set-up, program and operate computerized numerical control (CNC) automated machines. They are responsible for monitoring the machining process, as well as verifying machined parts meet all criteria as defined in the design specifications. Students will receive an OSHA-10 certification, as well as an introduction to terminology and basic blueprint reading. The rest of the course will have lots of demonstration and hands-on instruction on HAAS CNC mills and lathes.

Engineering Technician (Mechatronics)

Engineering technology, or mechatronics integrates theories and application in mechanical, electrical and electronic systems, fluid power, robotics and computer software. All topics covered during lecture are explored significantly more during the lab portion of each class. The wide range of test equipmnet utilized in the lab gives students an opportunity to train with equipment they can expecdt to find in the workplace. Students learn how to use the equipment, as well as how to repair, troubleshoot, and install systems. Students who attend will experience an accelerated program designed to quickly propare them to meet the skill sets that will qualify graduates to move right into entry-level positions with local industry.

Electro-mechanical technicians combine knowledge of mechanical technology with knowledge of electrical and electronic circuits. They install, troubleshoot, repair, and upgrade electronic and computer-controlled mechanical systems, such as robotic assembly machines. This course is an introduction to this field, focusing on copiers, printers, fax machines, and 3D printers.

Machinist Technology

Today's machinist must be highly trained with very specific education and skill sets, working in the high tech manufacturing plants that are both advanced and innovative. This program is designed for students who need a solid foundation in operating machine tools to make or modify parts, such as surgical screws or machine parts. This accelerated program covers shop math, metal properties, layout, precision measuring, machining procedures, tooling, and a basic understanding of both manual and CNC machining.

The Manufacturing Design Cycle with SolidWorks

If you are in advanced manufacturing and need to learn or gain more experience with SolidWorks, this is the perfect class. SolidWorks is used throughout the industry and is not exclusively limited to experts or engineers. Students will first learn how to create and modify parts using this computer aided design program. Then go through the process of using your design to fabricate a part. Students will also learn and apply how SolidWorks can be used to produced3D printed parts. By the end of the course, you will have the exposure needed to use SolidWorks in creating and modifying parts, updating drawings, creating 3D printed parts, fabrication tools, and experience with the engineering design cycle.

Manufacturing Fundamentals

Are you interested in the advanced manufacturing, but can't make the 13-week commitment required for our Machinist Technology course? This course covers six major areas of knowledge, with the intent of training the student to be an entry-level "shop floor" employee. Topics include industrial safety, basic tool, equipment and parts recognition, manufacturing vocabulary, shop math, introduction to blueprint reading and precision measurement, and an introduction to manufacturing improvement methods.

Soldering Basics

This class is for anyone looking for an entry level course on electrical soldering. If you want to move up or into a job that requires soldering experience, this class will provide you the tools to get started. Students will learn the skills and techniques of through-hole and surface-mount soldering, as well as receive substantial hands-on lab time. Use of electrical equipment, tools, circuits, and components are also highlighted in this course. This course is the perfect starter for those wanting to get their IPC certification. Look for future courses offered by our department!

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CNC Lathe Programming, Electronic Assembly, Electronics Certificate, Fabrication Certificate, Introduction to Welding, Learn Manufacturing, Manufacturing Machinist Certificate, Metrology Basics with a Portable CMM, OSHA-30 and more!