Manufacturing

Programs

Applied Welding Technology

This program consists of three welding classes which provide basic welding training to the inexperienced welder whose goal is to perform MIG and TIG welding.  Welding I is a 20-hour course that offers hands-on training in gas, arc, and oxyacetylene cutting welding processes. MIG/GMAW welding is a self-paced project-based 20-hour course that emphasizes personal instruction while students work with a variety of welding applications.  MIG/GMAW welding will include gas metal arc welding, troubleshooting and minor repair to MIG welder, basic principles pertaining to the MIG welding process; Butt, Lap and Tee welds in the flat position on various metal thicknesses, and introduction and limited practice on aluminum MIG. TIG/GTAW welding will include basic principles pertaining to the TIG welding process, introduction to and practice on three alloys including aluminum, stainless steel, and cold rolled steel.  Course content is individualized to the student’s need for experience on TIG welding for professional and/or personal use.  Offers articulated college credit.

Class Format:  Traditional
Cost:  $992 (Tuition $905 + Textbook $87)
Course Length:  60 hours
Location:  Careerline Tech Center

Program Courses Include:

  • Welding I
  • MIG Welding
  • TIG Welding
     

CNC Entry Level Operator/Programmer

Gain experience in set-up procedures and programming of computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines. The first 12.5 weeks of this 27.5-week program provides basic machine shop skills as well as practicing the use of precision measurement equipment, reading blueprints, calculating shop mathematics, and on-the-job set-ups. The second half of the course teaches how to program and produce a part on the CNC mill and CNC lathe using G-code programming. Students who successfully complete this program may qualify to apply for CNC programmer position openings. WorkKeys assessments are required for this program and are included in the tuition.

Prerequisite: None

Class Format: Traditional
Cost: $2,532 (Tuition $2,315 + Textbook $217)
Course Length: 220 hours
Location(s): Careerline Tech Center /Thompson M-TEC   

Program Courses Include:

  • Basic Machine Shop
  • CNC G-Code Programming 
  • MasterCam Fundamentals

Recommended Electives:

  • Keyboarding Foundations
  • Microsoft in Minute Word
  • Windows in Minutes 

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Individual Classes and Schedules

AutoCAD 2014

Format:  Traditional/Lab
Semester: Winter 2017; 1/10/17 to 1/13/17
Schedule: Tuesday through Friday; 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Cost:  $1065
Location:  Thompson M-TEC 

Description:
This class is designed to provide an understanding of the fundamental features of AutoCAD including basic commands, using layers, inserting blocks, editing drawings and text, and dimensioning. Students will learn how to use advanced editing commands, pick up information from drawings, set up a layout, create blocks and add them to tool palettes, use advanced layout tools (named views, viewports, and layer overrides in viewports), and understand DWF printing, publishing and more.

Basic Machine Shop

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Format:  Traditional/Lab
Semester:  Winter 2017:  1/4/17 to 3/29/17
Schedule:  Monday and Wednesday; 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Semester:  Spring/Summer 2017:  4/10/17 to 7/12/17
Schedule:  Monday and Wednesday; 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Cost:  $1008 (Tuition $895 + Textbook $113)
Location:  Careerline Tech Center

Description:
Acquire essential hands-on experience in the proper operation of tool room equipment found in many manufacturing environments, such as milling machines, lathes, and drill presses. Students will also learn about precision measurement equipment, blueprint reading, shop mathematics, properties of metals and many formulas and setups that can be used on the job. Course limited to 10 students.  Offers articulated college credit.

CNC G-Code Programming

Format:  Traditional/Lab
Semester:  Winter 2017:  1/4/17 to 2/22/17
Semester:  Spring/Summer 2017:  5/8/17 to 6/28/17​
Schedule:  Monday and Wednesday; 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cost:  $738 (Tuition $625 + Textbook $113)
Location:  Careerline Tech Center 

Prerequisite:  Basic Machine Shop or test out at M-TEC. 
Computers in Manufacturing Assessment at M-TEC (no charge); if less than 80% student should take Computers in Manufacturing course ($95).

Description:
This course instructs students on how to program and produce parts on the CNC mill and lathe using G-code and conversational programming. Students will learn through both immersive virtual training software and hands-on experience with Hass Mazak Milltronics machining centers. Students completing this program will qualify for entry-level CNC positions. If a student has prior experience in basic machining and instructor approval, they may opt out of the basic machining. Class limited to 10 students. Offers articulated college credit.

Fundamentals of Leadership

Format:  Traditional (Instructor-Led)
Semester:  TBA
Schedule:  TBA
Cost:  $659
Locations:  Thompson M-TEC

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Description:
Those attending this 32-hour course will receive the training necessary to develop supervisory leadership skills that will allow the individual to keep up with evolving management roles and responsibilities. Learn Basic Leadership, Team Leadership, Advanced Leadership, and Supporting Skills.

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

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Format:  Traditional (Instructor-led)
Semester: Fall 2016: 1/16/17 to 1/20/17
Schedule:  Monday: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM & Tuesday through Friday; 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Cost:  $995
Location:  Thompson M-TEC 

Description:
This 24-hour course is designed to provide a basic understanding of the national standard, ASME Y 14.5, Dimensioning & Tolerancing, and to assist the users of engineering drawings that contain GD&T symbols and terms. This class is a great starting point for individuals new to GD&T, as well as a recommended refresher course for those with limited past exposure to ASME Y14.5.

Mastercam Fundamentals


Format:
  Traditional/Lab
Semester:  Winter 2017: 2/27/17 to 4/24/17
Schedule:  Monday and Wednesday; 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cost:  $693 (Tuition $589 + Textbook $104) 
Location:  Careerline Tech Center

Prerequisite: Computers in Manufacturing Assessment at M-TEC (no charge); if less than 80% student should take Computers in Manufacturing course ($95)

Description:
Expand your CNC programming efficiency and capability with Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM). Mastercam software will be used for instruction on CAD geometry creation and toolpathing. Basic mill toolpaths including contouring, drilling, pocketing, and engraving will be taught. Learn to create geometry, toolpaths, and verify a part using Mastercam software.

Powered Industrial Truck (Forklift) Training

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Format:  Traditional (Instructor-led)
Semester:  Fall 2016; 11/8/16
Schedule:  Tuesday; 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Semester:  Winter 2017: 1/17/17 or 1/24/17 or 1/31/17
Schedule:  Tuesday; 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cost:  $120
Location:  Careerline Tech Center

Description: 
This three-hour training is based on guidelines set by LARA (Licensing and Regulatory Affairs) of the Consultation Education & Training Division of the State of Michigan. It is a combination lecture and performance class that enables students to obtain foundational information in safety, operation, and maneuvering procedures relative to proper lift truck operations. Students will also practice driving a hi-lo, moving skids and materials, and will be completing a written test at the end of the class.

Print Reading for Manufacturing

Format:  Traditional (Instructor Led)
Semester:  TBA
Schedule:  TBA
Cost:  $925 (Tuition $815 + Textbook $110)
Location:  Thompson M-TEC

Description:
This 16 hour Print Reading for Manufacturing course will provide the basic skills required for visualizing and then manufacturing or inspecting products shown on engineering drawing containing orthographic and pictorial views, notes and dimensions. 

Robotic Operation and Programming

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Format:  Traditional/Lab 
Semester:  Fall 2016:  11/8/16 to 12/15/16
Schedule:  Tuesday and Thursday; 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Semester:  Winter 2017:  1/3/17 to 2/2/17
Schedule:  Tuesday and Thursday; 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM 
Cost:  $911 (Tuition $720 + Textbook $191)
Location:  Careerline Tech Center

Prerequisite:  Computers in Manufacturing Assessment at M-TEC (no charge); if less than 80% student should take Computers in Manufacturing course ($95)

Description: 
In this course, students will learn the tasks needed to set up and program a FANUC robot with Handling Tool Software Package. Students will gain hands-on experience using an LRMate 200IC robot as well as ROBOGUIDE simulation software. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: power up and jog the robot; recover from common program and robot faults; execute production operations; create, modify, and execute a material handling program; create and execute MACROs; monitor, force, and simulate input and output signals; backup and restore individual programs and files.

SOLIDWORKS Essentials 2014

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Format:  Traditional/Lab
Semester:  Winter 2017;  12/6/16 to 2/16/17
Schedule:  Tuesday and Thursday; 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost:  $959 
Location:  Thompson M-TEC

Description:
In this 48-hour course, students will learn the fundamental skills and concepts central to the successful use of SOLIDWORKS Essentials. Concepts include how to create parts, assemblies, and drawings along with general engineering theories.

Advanced SOLIDWORKS, Weldments and Sheet Metal

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Format:  Traditional/Lab
Semester:  TBA
Schedule:  TBA
Cost:  $635
Location:  ​Thompson M-TEC 

Prerequisites:  Foundational knowledge of SOLIDWORKS modeling creation, assembly creation and drawing creation, along with basic understanding of sheet metal and weldments fabrication.

Description:
In this course, Students will understand the concepts of SOLIDWORKS sheet metal and weldments. Learning to create sheet metal parts such as brackets, square to rounds, guarding, etc. with flat patterns. Learn weldments, leverage 3D sketching for structural profiles. Learn to generate drawings and other manufacturing documentation, along with many other topics in this SOLIDWORKS course.

MIG/GMAW Welding

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Class Format:  Traditional (Instructor-led)
Semester:  Winter 2017:  1/4/17 to 2/1/17
Semester:  Spring 2017:  3/29/17 to 5/3/17

Schedule:  Wednesday; 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cost:  $462 (Tuition $375 + Textbook $87)
Location:  Careerline Tech Center 

Prerequisite: Basic welding experience

Description:
MIG/GMAW welding is a self-paced project-based 20-hour course that emphasizes personal instruction while students work with a variety of welding applications.  MIG/GMAW welding will include gas metal arc welding, troubleshooting and minor repair to MIG welder, basic principles pertaining to the MIG welding process; Butt, Lap and Tee welds in the flat position on various metal thicknesses, and introduction and limited practice on aluminum MIG.  

TIG/GTAW Welding

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Class Format:  Traditional (Instructor-led)
Semester:  Winter 2017:  2/15/17 to 3/15/17
Semester:  Spring/Summer 2017:  5/10/17 to 6/7/17

Schedule:  Wednesday; 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Cost:  $352 (Tuition $265 + Textbook $87)

Location:  Careerline Tech Center 

Prerequisite:  Basic welding experience

Description:
TIG/GTAW welding will include basic principles pertaining to the TIG welding process, introduction to and practice on three alloys including aluminum, stainless steel, and cold rolled steel.  Course content is individualized to the student’s need for experience on TIG welding for professional and/or personal use.

Students should come prepared to weld the first night of class appropriately dressed in leather boots, pants (preferably cotton), and safety glasses. 

Welding I

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Class Format: Traditional (Instructor-led)
Semester:  Fall 2016:
Session I - 9/13/16 to 10/11/16
Session II - 11/8/16 to 12/6/16
Semester:  Winter 2017:
Session I - 1/3/17 to 1/31/17
Session II - 2/14/17 to 3/14/17
Schedule:  Tuesday; 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cost:  $352 (Tuition $265 + $87)
Location:  Careerline Tech Center

Description:

Welding I is a 20-hour course that offers hands-on training in gas, arc, and oxyacetylene cutting welding processes.