Manufacturing and Industrial

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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.

DaysBldg RmTownCost
Advanced Integrated Manufacturing Systems (AIMS) Lab1/8/245/8/241:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.M WWFD 113SVL$196.25
Welding, Intro – MIG, TIG & Stick1/8/245/8/245:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.M WDRKB 110SVL$231.25 + safety equipment
Welding, Intro – MIG, TIG & Stick1/9/245/9/246 p.m.9 p.m.Tu ThDRKB 110SVL$231.25 + safety equipment

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.
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Please call (704) 878-3327 or email for more information.

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 168-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 NC Manufacturing Institute employer partners that are hiring.  Scholarships available for eligible students.  **Call (704) 878-3235 or email additional information and to register.**

 Welding, Intro MIG, TIG, & StickTeaches 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.

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.  NOTE: This course may be delivered as much as 50% online. This course will meet on the days and times listed at the location(s) given. Students must have computer and internet access.

Machining Applications 1
This 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.

Blueprint Reading 1
This course covers the basic principles of blueprint reading and sketching. Topics include multi-view drawinBgs; interpretation of conventional lines; and dimensions, notes, and thread notations. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret basic drawings, visualize parts, and make pictorial sketches.

CNC Milling
This course introduces the manual programming, setup, and operation of CNC machining centers. Topics include programming formats, control functions, program editing, part production, and inspection. Upon completion, students should be able to manufacture simple parts using CNC machining centers.

Cabanna Pierce, Administrative Assistant
(704) 878-4273


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