ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

Many of the Workforce Development classes will continue online throughout the COVID-19 pandemic response (highlighted below). Other classes, best taught in person, will be suspended. See below to view the status of each individual class.

Today’s world of Advanced Manufacturing is a blend of fundamentals and new skills.  Basic blueprint reading is a must-have for everyone from line to leadership.  An introduction to Six Sigma provides an understanding of the fundamentals of this dynamic set of process tools.  These one-day, eight-hour skills enhancement courses provide both novice and experienced workers with new knowledge and refresh the tool-kit required of all staff in the manufacturing arena.

Shop Math and Measurements

Blueprint Reading for Manufacturing

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance (GD&T)

Introduction to Engineering Drawing

 

Manual Machining

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machining

Six Sigma:  An Introduction

Principles of Value Stream Mapping

 

SHOP MATH & MEASUREMENT INSTRUMENTS

If you are new to manufacturing or are looking to gain knowledge of the basic math and measurement instruments used in the manufacturing industry, this course is for you. The focus will be on an overview of mathematics, common industry formulas and unit conversions.  Individuals will be trained to properly read measuring instruments common to manufacturing. The knowledge gained will provide a solid foundation for individuals interested in taking the GD&T class. WDT-144

Instructor: Anthony Horbert, AAS, CSWA, CSWPA-WD, CAWPA-SM

1 session: 6 hours, CEU 0.6

Time: TBD

Cost: $199

GEOMETRIC DIMENSIONING AND TOLERANCING (GD&T)

Students may wish to refresh Shop Math skills prior to enrolling in GD&T. 

Acquiring an understanding of GD&T is essential to ensure that no matter who receives a drawing, they will be able to understand it. This course will provide you with essential knowledge of how to create a well-structured GD&T which will improve communications within your machine shop and ensure everyone involved is speaking the same language. GD&T concepts covered will include CNC machining tolerances, the Datum Reference Frame (DRF), interpretation of symbols, the Feature Control Frame, communicating basic dimensions, and material condition modifiers. WDT-146

Instructor: Anthony Horbert, AAS, CSWA, CSWPA-WD, CSWPA-SM

1 session: 6 hours, CEU 0.6

Time: TBD

Cost: $199

BLUEPRINT READING FOR MANUFACTURING – this online class is open for registration

This course will teach you how to read shop and engineering blueprints and learn the information needed to fabricate parts and perform assembly operations. You will study current drafting standards and blueprint reading techniques as well as develop your ability to accurately locate and interpret dimensions on drawings. We will review standard lines and symbols, sketching techniques, orthographic projection, auxiliary views, drawings, dimensions, tolerances, sectional views, title block information, machining specifications, and specialized forms of engineering drawings. You will learn how to draw principal and isometric views and understand how blueprints and tolerances relate to the manufacturing process. WDT-145

Instructor: Anthony Horbert, AAS, CSWA, CSWPA-WD, CSWPA-SM

28123.  1 session: 6 hours, CEU 0.6

Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Fri, March 27

Location: online

Cost: $199

INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING DRAWING

Computer aided design is an essential skill in manufacturing and engineering. This course introduces students to the basics of AutoCAD 2D drawing and its applications in the field. Preview the features, commands and techniques that make AutoCAD an invaluable tool with a wide range of applications. WDT-147

Instructor: Anthony Horbert, AAS, CSWA, CSWPA-WD, CSWPA-SM

1 session: 6 hours, CEU 0.6

Time: TBD

Cost: $199

MANUAL MACHINING – class is full

This course covers precision measurements and elementary theory of cutting and machining methods with emphasis on the proper operation of the manual lathe and the vertical mill. WDT-148

Instructor: Anthony Horbert, AAS, CSWA, CSWPA-WD, CSWPA-SM

1 session: 6 hours, CEU 0.6

Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Fri, May 15

Location: pending

Cost: $199

COMPUTER NUMERICAL CONTROLS (CNC) 

This course provides a practical application of computerized product development and related prototyping concepts, as well as exposure to basic G-code programming, machine setup, manual and post processed programs, tool offsets and tool changing.  Participants will be able to implement all previously learned prototyping concepts to successfully setup and operate CNC milling and CNC turning centers. WDT-149

Instructor: Anthony Horbert, AAS, CSWA, CSWPA-WD, CSWPA-SM

1 session: 6 hours, CEU 0.6

Time: TBD

Cost: $199

SIX SIGMA: An Introduction – this online class is open for registration

Six Sigma is a process and a set of tools used by organizations to improve products, processes and results by eliminating defects, reducing variation and decreasing delays. This course will train participants in the fundamentals of Six Sigma, including use of the DMAIC process (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) and basic tools. Participants will have an opportunity to use the process and tools during the course to work on solutions to real problems. Come to class with a problem or project in mind.

Instructor: Jeff Lilley, MBA, BSChE

28114.  1 session: 6 hours, CEU 0.6

Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Fri, June 5

Location: online

Cost: $199

PRINCIPLES OF VALUE STREAM MAPPING                                                                                                           

This course introduces individuals to a lean manufacturing technique used to analyze the flow of materials and information required to bring a product or service to a customer.  In this course, participants will be introduced to how this diagnostic tool is used to visualize the current state of a value stream, identify opportunities for improvement and subsequently design a path to a future desired state. WDT-151

Instructor: Jeff Lilley, MBA, BSChE

28115.  1 session: 6 hours, CEU 0.6

Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Fri, June 26

Location: pending

Cost: $199