Learn About Production Processes on Fabrication, Assembly, and Machine Operation Functions
Experience this comprehensive, 4-part overview of Manufacturing Processes and Sciences
This flexible, comprehensive program was design to accommodate individuals of all skill levels - from beginner to advanced. Our counselors create a customized training program to fit your past experience, current needs, and future goals. You will be taught industry-standard skills and tools user by top manufacturers and product development companies around the world. A vast range of electives are also included in the program to expand your skill set, strengthen your knowledge, increase your employment marketability, and give you the upper hand.
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.