Manufacturing, Industrial and Welding

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Manufacturing and Industrial

Local employers are seeking individuals with manufacturing and industrial skills. Learn about the high-wage career opportunities in Iredell County and discover how Mitchell Community College can provide the training to take advantage of these opportunities.

How to Register         Course descriptions are listed below the schedule.

 


Course Descriptions

Advanced Integrated Manufacturing Systems (AIMS) Lab
This self-paced lab allows students and employers the flexibility to work around existing schedules. Topics include Electrical, Industrial Controls, Drive Systems, Programmable Logic Controllers, Operator Interface Systems, Pneumatics, Hydraulics, and Mechanical Drives. Students will have an assigned time slot for each session.  For business and industry, customization can be implemented. Please call (704) 878-3327 or email ltroutman@mitchellcc.edu for more information.

Automation, Intro to
This course introduces the basic principles of automated systems and describes the tasks that technicians perform on the job. Topics include the history, development, and current applications of robots and automated systems including their configuration, operation, components, and controls. Upon completion, students should be able to understand the basic concepts of automation and robotic systems.

CAD 1
This course introduces CAD software as a drawing tool. Topics include drawing, editing, file management, and plotting. Upon completion, students should be able to produce and plot a CAD drawing.

Certified Production Technician (CPT)
Area manufacturers are hiring Certified Production Technicians. Course covers safety, quality practices and measurement, manufacturing processes and production and maintenance awareness. Students completing this 160-hour course can receive the national industry-recognized core skill certification, “Certified Production Technician” from the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC). Successful graduates will have the opportunity to interview with local manufacturing companies that are hiring.  Scholarships available for eligible students.  Call (704) 878-3235 additional information

Electrical: Circuit Analysis 1
This course introduces DC and AC electricity with an emphasis on circuit analysis, measurements, and operation of test equipment. Topics include DC and AC principles, circuit analysis laws and theorems, components, test equipment operation, circuit simulation, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret circuit schematics; design, construct, verify, and analyze DC/AC circuits; and properly use test equipment.

Electrical:  Residential Wiring 
This course introduces the care/usage of tools and materials used in residential electrical installations and the requirements of the National Electrical Code. Topics include NEC, electrical safety, and electrical print reading; planning, layout; and installation of electrical distribution equipment; lighting; overcurrent protection; conductors; branch circuits; and conduits. Upon completion, students should be able to properly install conduits, wiring, and electrical distribution equipment associated with residential electrical installations.

Intro to CNC for Industry
Intro to CNC for Industry is designed for industry employees ready to be more productive.   Topics include basic Master CAM Programing, how to set tools, set up gigs and fixtures, touch off tools, and how to make an origin form a model or print.    Students learn both theory and practical applications in  the machine shop and classroom for this 96 hour course.  Class meets two nights a week 6 pm – 9 pm for 16 weeks. 

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt
The Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt is the first step into Lean Six Sigma training. In this 16 hour course you will follow the DMAIC methodology (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control) while learning the tools necessary to perform at a Yellow Belt level on a project team. A Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt understands how to implement, perform, interpret and apply Lean Six Sigma in a skilled and supportive context, and may be responsible for identifying certain processes that need improvement.

Manual MachiningThis course provides an introduction to a variety of material-working processes that are common to the machining industry. Topics include safety, process-specific machining equipment, measurement devices, set-up and layout instruments, and common shop practices. Upon completion, students should be able to safely demonstrate basic machining operations, accurately measure components, and effectively use layout instruments.

Motors and Controls**
This course introduces the study of high-level programming languages and advanced I/O modules. Topics include advanced programming languages; system networking; computer interfacing; analog and other intelligent I/O modules; and system  troubleshooting. Upon completion, students should be able to write and troubleshoot systems using high-level languages and complex I/O modules.    Prerequisite:  successful completion of Programmable Logic Controllers.

Programmable Logic Controllers
This course provides a detailed study of PLC applications, with a focus on design of industrial controls using the PLC. Topics include PLC components, memory organization, math instructions, documentation, input/output devices, and applying PLCs in industrial control systems. Upon completion, students should be able to select and program a PLC system to perform a wide variety of industrial control functions.

Solid Modeling, Introduction
This course is an introduction to basic three-dimensional solid modeling and design software. Topics include basic design, creation, editing, rendering and analysis of solid models, and creation of multiview drawings. Upon completion, students should be able to use design techniques to create, edit, render and generate a multiview drawing.

Welding, Intro MIG, TIG, & Stick
Teaches basic welding skills.  Topics include:  using tools to shape and cut metals, interpreting blueprints, welding safety, and understanding weld tests and codes.  Students will gain experience in stick, MIG, and TIG welding, and heavy emphasis will be given to practical applications and "hands-on" activities.  Students must provide appropriate safety equipment; information given at first class. This is in addition to the cost of the class. 

 

Contact
Cabanna Pierce, Administrative Assistant
(704) 878-4273
cpierce@mitchellcc.edu


 

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