Learn About Production Processes on Fabrication, Assembly, and Machine Operation Functions

Experience this comprehensive, 4-part overview of Manufacturing Processes and Sciences

Part 1:
The first part of this series covers topics such as Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing), CNC Machines, Assembly, Math Fundamentals, Measurements, Assembly, and more.

Part 2:
The second portion of the program will explore basics of Tolerance, Blueprints/ Blueprint Reading, 5S, Troubleshooting, Quality, Machine Tools, Screw Machining, Bending, Abrasives, Punch/Die Operations, and Welding.

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Part 3:
This portion of the program covers crucial Robotics topics, OSHA violations, Workholding, Fixtures, Mills, Lathes, Circuits, Hydraulic & Pneumatic Components, and other similar ideas.

Part 4:
To finish off the program, this final portion deep dives into Personal Protective Equipment, Lockout/Tagout Procedures, Hazard Communication, Safety Precautions, GD&T, and High-Speed Machining.

This program reviews the basics of production processes - with focus on fabrication, assembly, and machine operation functions.

The beginning of the course will start by introducing fundamentals - including lessons on Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing), CNC Machines, Assembly, Tools for Threaded Fasteners, Math Fundamentals, Physical and Mechanical Properties, Metals, Plastics, Fluid Systems, and Manufacturing Process Applications. You will also be introduced to a state-of-the-art CAD system, learning to create 3D parametric geometry and drawings.

For those without a drafting background, there is an optional Engineering Drawing & Graphics course.  CAD skills open the door to the production technologist to create shop floor assembly procedures using the data that has already been created by the engineering & design department. Use of that data allows the technologist to create 2D & 3D assembly procedures, photorealistic renderings & animations to be used in the production & assembly process.

The second part of this course dives into topics such as Basic Measurement, Tolerances, Blueprint Reading, Quality, Troubleshooting, Machine Tools, Abrasives, Bending, 3D Printing, Welding, and more. Using the CAD system, you will also learn the essentials for Part & Assembly modeling, as well as the creation/manipulation of CAD Drawings.

The next part of the course, part 3, explores Robotics, Bloodborne Pathogens, OSHA violations, Ergonomics, Workholding, Fixture Body Construction, Fixture Design Basics, Manual Mill & Engine Lathe Basics, Control Devices, Circuits, Magnetism, Trigonometry, and other similar topics from the industry.

As you continue to progress through the program, you'll be introduced to Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) functionalities of the 3D CAD system - teaching you how to generate machine tool path directly from the CAD models.

In the final portion of the course, topics covered will include Personal Protective Equipment, Lockout/Tagout Procedures, Hazard Communication, Safety, Prevention, GD&T, Lean Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, CNC Machines, MasterCAM, and other additional electives that the student may choose from.

Our partnership with the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) allows our students to attain the Certified Manufacturing Associate (CMfgA) credential, the only certification in the manufacturing industry that is focused on basic manufacturing concepts and demonstrates an individual’s potential for high-demand, entry-level careers, including assemblers, manufacturing associates, and production workers. 

Students successfully completing this program will receive the industry Certified Manufacturing Associate (CMfgA) credential.