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.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions in-person classes are on hold.
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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. For business and industry, customization can be implemented. Please call (704) 878-3327 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
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.
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
CAD/CAM (Mastercam), Introduction to
This course introduces CAD/CAM. Emphasis is placed on transferring part geometry from CAD to CAM for the development of a CNC-ready program. Upon completion, students should be able to use CAD/CAM software to produce a CNC program.
This course introduces the programming, setup, and operation of CNC turning 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 turning centers.
Computer Aided Manufacturing (Mastercam 1)This course introduces computer-aided design/ manufacturing (CAD/CAM) applications and concepts. Topics include software, programming, data transfer and verification, and equipment setup. Upon completion, students should be able to produce parts using CAD/CAM applications.
Learn the safe and proper operation of powered industrial trucks. Includes both classroom and hands-on training.
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. Develop skills in the theory and use of both manual and CNC (computerized) machining equipment. Learn to use Mastercam and read blueprints to develop advanced technical skills for the metalworking industry.
Metrology, Introduction to
This course introduces the care and use of precision measuring instruments. Emphasis is placed on the inspection of machine parts and use of a wide variety of measuring instruments. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the correct use of measuring instruments.
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.
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