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.
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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.
Automation, Intro to
This course introduces the basic principles of automated systems and describes the tasks that technicians perform on the job. Topics include the history, development, and current applications of robots and automated systems including their configuration, operation, components, and controls. Upon completion, students should be able to understand the basic concepts of automation and robotic systems.
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
Learn the safe and proper operation of powered industrial trucks. Includes both classroom and hands-on training.
Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
This course provides a detailed study of PLC applications, with a focus on design of industrial controls using the PLC. Topics include PLC components, memory organization, math instructions, documentation, input/output devices, and applying PLCs in industrial control systems. Upon completion, students should be able to select and program a PLC system to perform a wide variety of industrial control functions.
This course is designed to give students hands-on experience using SolidWorks three-dimensional Parametric CAD software. SolidWorks is a mechanical design software that takes advantage of the familiar Microsoft Windows graphical user interface. The students will use the software to create three-dimensional solid parts and assemblies. The students will also create orthographic projections from the solid geometry.
Welding & Mechanized Cutting
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 including plasma cutting. Students must provide appropriate safety equipment; information given at first class.
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