Thompson M-TEC offers classes that can be customized for your company. To see our list or register for any of the open entry classes follow the External LinkOnline Registration link.

The PDF DocumentCorporate Training Catalog is a list of classes that can be personalized for your training needs.

See our list below for some of the many corporate training classes we offer.

Dates:  3/8/2023 
Schedule:  Wednesday; 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost:  $225
Format:  Traditional
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus 

Description:
5S & Visual Management is an 8-hour activity-based course to improve workplace organization and translate processes and production statuses into easy-to-understand visual overviews. With one glance, the whole team can locate needed items and get an understanding of a factory's performance.  This course teaches a set of techniques that makes 5S and operation standards visible so that people can follow them more easily.  These techniques expose waste so that it can be prevented and eliminated.  5S & visual management is also an essential part of a Lean management system, which uses displays, metrics and controls to help establish and maintain continuous flow.  Visual tools reinforce standards, and help people detect abnormalities at a glance.

Course Objectives:

As a result of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Explain why 5S & Visual Management is an integral part of Lean transformation
  • Apply the five principles of 5S (Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize and Sustain)
  • Apply the four principles of Visual Management (Defines the standard condition, Highlights problems, creates alignment, Drives action & learning)
  • Utilize a variety of visual tools such as red tagging, activity boards, A3 storyboards, poka-yoke, one-point lessons, standard work, Kanban, value stream mapping, etc..
  • Gain knowledge on how to apply visual tools to add structure and stability to 5S and operations, reducing variation and increasing efficiency.
  • Compare & contrast visual display, visual metrics and visual control

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Dates:  3/21/2023
Schedule:  Tuesday; 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost:  $375
Format:  Traditional
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

This 8-hour A3 Problem Solving course is an activity-based, pencil and paper tool designed to solve specific problems. It defines the current condition and looks at the root cause of the issue. The A3 also guides the user to define clear steps to implement changes and builds accountability.  Participants will experience a simple and effective way to understand the way work happens now and how it can be redesigned effectively.

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Dates:  2/13/2023 to 2/16/2023
Schedule:  Monday through Thursday; 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost:  $1,025
Format: Traditional
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus 

Description:
This forty (40)-hour training is designed to provide the basic skills in AC/DC motors and motor control. It also provides an understanding of the operation of AC and DC motors and motor control circuits. Training topics include AC/DC motor operations, control circuit components, motor control wiring, connections, ladder diagrams, and interpretation of electronic motor control schematics.

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Dates:  4/17/2023 to 4/21/2023
Schedule:  Monday - Friday; 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost:  $1,445
Format: Traditional
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus 

Description:
This Forty (40) hour course is designed to familiarize participants with the Rockwell RSLogix PLC programming. This course will provide learners with the fundamentals needed to create, transfer, test and verify working RSLogix projects.

The uses of Ladder logic are explained. The concept of ladder logic using tags and datatypes instead of data tables will be applied. Participants will go online with controllers and edit ladder routines online and offline.

 

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Dates:  4/24/2023 to 4/28/2023
Schedule:  Monday through Friday; 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost:  $1,445
Format: Traditional
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus 

Description:
This forty (40) hour course is designed to allow the user to program, test and verify a range of PLC programs. Programming concepts, tips and rules will be applied. This course will provide learners with a working knowledge of working online and offline using RSLogix projects.

Ladder logic fundamentals are used in multiple examples. Participants will be able to monitor, edit, and create Programs and Routines to construct, monitor or modify projects. The concept of ladder logic using tags and datatypes instead of data tables will be applied. Participants will go online with controllers and edit ladder routines online and offline.

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Format:  Traditional
Dates: 5/8/2023 to 5/11/2023
Schedule: Monday through Thursday; 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost:  $1,025
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus 

Description:
This thirty-two (32) hour course is designed to provide an understanding and use of Autodesk’s AutoCAD program and to guide a participant in becoming a proficient AutoCAD 2D detailer. This course will take those with little or no previous experience with AutoCAD through the basics of computer-aided design including file generation and sharing, the user interface, tools, and commands. Participants will be instructed on the procedures and use of the Cartesian coordinate system, and basic geometry will be created using standard object “Draw” and “Modify” commands. Participants will learn the standards for dimensioning, tolerances, and scale to create detail drawings.

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Dates:  3/27/2023 to 3/31/2023
Schedule:  Monday through Friday; 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost:  $1,125
Format: Traditional
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus 

Description:
This 5-day course is for individuals preparing for the American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Six Sigma Greenbelt exam (CSSGB), and is based on the CSSGB Body of Knowledge.  It is intended to teach a structured approach to improve the quality of products & services, outcomes and the bottom line by identifying and removing the causes of defects (errors), minimizing variability and improving workflow in business processes. Participants can expect to be fully engaged while learning and applying principles, tools and techniques for completing breakthrough improvement projects.   Participants are also expected to complete a work-related project as part of this course.

Course Objectives:

As a result of this course participants should be able to:

  • Define the DMAIC process and explain how it is used reduce variation and improve quality
  • Define a Six Sigma project opportunity.
  • Measure a process utilizing Six Sigma techniques.
  • Analyze measurement results utilizing basic statistical concepts.
  • Apply Six Sigma techniques in the course of performance improvement work.
  • Transition successful project outcomes to managers that will take on responsibility for monitoring and controlling process performance

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Dates:  2/6/2023 to 2/10/2023
Schedule:  Monday - Friday; 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost:  $1,445
Format: Traditional
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus 

Description:
This forty (40)-hour training course covers the basics of AC (Alternating Current) and DC (Direct Current) theory and fundamentals. The participant will first gain an understanding of the concepts of electrical schematics, components, voltage, current, and resistance. These fundamentals will be applied through Ohm’s Law to basic circuit design and analysis. Power, magnetism, and DC generation will then be introduced to complete the theories of DC applications.

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Dates:  2/27/2023 to 3/1/2023
Schedule:  Monday through Wednesday; 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost:  $725
Format:  Traditional
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

Description:
This twenty-four (24) hour training course covers the basics of safely understanding electricity. The student will first gain an understanding of the safety and concepts of reading electrical schematics, electrical components, voltage, current and resistance. These fundamentals will be applied to an understanding of how to safely operate a digital multi-meter, power supplies and scope meter while understanding NFP70E codes.

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Dates: 2/20/2023 to 2/22/2023
Schedule:  Monday through Wednesday; 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost:  $1,200
Format:  Traditional
Location:   Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

Description:
This class introduces the student to the newest and the most important electronic automation (Must Know Technology) of today, and the future. The student will be introduced to the many types and boundary ranges of sensors. Adjusting and alignment of sensors where needed will be included in the coursework. Sinking and0 sourcing explanations along with NPN and PNP types of sensors are included in the class. Interfacing sensors with PLC inputs and troubleshooting field wiring will also be covered. The coursework is 50% hands on where the student will investigate the logic that is outputted from different types of sensors. Imbedded in all labs will be terms, schematic symbols, and methods of bench testing a wide range of sensors. Videos will be included in the curriculum to enhance the learning experience of the participant.

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Dates:  4/17/2023 to 4/20/2023
Schedule:  Monday through Thursday; 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Cost:  $695
Format:  Traditional
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

Description:EveryDay Leadership is a series of four 4-hour interactive classes where leaders will learn current concepts and best practices. Robust tools are simple to learn and can be easily adapted to many applications. When tools are easy to remember, they are more likely to be used.

Everything we do is designed to make the learning stick. At the end of each class there will be an applied assignment to practice at work. Participants will practice skills in the class and give each other feedback.
EveryDay Leadership uses models and tools from proven resources. These resources include:

• DiSC (Wiley)
• Five Behaviors of Functioning Teams (Lencioni)
• Q12 (Gallup)
• Situational Leadership (Blanchard)
• Active Listening (Blanchard)

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Dates: 5/10/2023 to 5/11/2023
Schedule:  Wednesday and Thursday
Cost:  $365
Format: Traditional
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus 

Time:  Two 4-hour sessions

Audience: 

  • Leaders who want to upskill their management tools to meet the demands of today’s workforce
  • Influencers with indirect responsibility to lead talent and achieve results
  • Learning and Development Managers looking to build a coaching culture

Description:
We have experienced radical change in the workplace, and it appears that change may be the new normal.  We are moving to a more flexible workplace as a permanent solution to environmental and market demands.  In this course, managers will learn how to:

  • Create a Culture of Engagement, even in a Virtual Workplace
  • Pivot from offering feedback-on-the-fly to a five-minute coaching session…because that’s what employees want
  • Communicate to heighten accountability and minimize defensiveness
  • Lead development discussions, from On-boarding, One-on-Ones through Internal Promotions

Learn proven strategies to build a culture of engagement that will add value to your busy day without spending big chunks of time.

Objectives:

At the end of this class, learners will be able to:

  • Assemble active listening skills into a coaching model that demonstrates your support
  • Describe the tangible benefits of a coaching culture
  • Use Management by Walking Around to reinforce your support and employee’s engagement
  • Apply coaching skills to One-on-Ones and track development
  • Structure a sequence of One-on-Ones when On-boarding and reinforce that development is an expectation
  • Facilitate a balanced and cost-effective long-term development plan that is the employee’s responsibility to execute

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Dates:  3/13/2023 to 3/17/2023
Schedule:  Monday through Friday; 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost:  $1,445
Format:  Traditional
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

Description: This forty (40)-hour course is designed to provide the basic skills needed to operate and program the FANUC or ABB Robots. Course topics include robotic safety, controls, operations, and part programming.

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Dates:  3/20/2023 to 3/24/2023
Schedule:  Monday - Friday; 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost:  $1,695
Format:  Traditional
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

This 40-hour course is designed to provide the basic skills needed to troubleshoot electrical repair and maintenance procedures of robotic electrical system. Course topics include robot electrical component identification and function of robot electrical controller.

Course Objectives                 

  • Follow safety guidelines, and demonstrate the use of emergency stops and servo disconnects.
  • Properly power down and power up the controller and demonstrate basic fault recovery.
  • Perform robot mastering at zero position and single axis
  • Save, restore, and backup software
  • Locate robot inputs and outputs screen to determine status of system or equipment
  • Identify common electrical component issues
  • Connect and troubleshoot internal robot communication cables between all components of the robot system.
  • Connect, configure, and troubleshoot end effector and tooling I/O
  • Identify the functions of the controller following components and robot electrical drawings.
  • Use of position screen, alarms screen, status screens, LED’s, and indicators for troubleshooting.
  • Troubleshooting robot communications, Fanuc block I/O modules, communications
  • Utilization of the UOP inputs and outputs to determine if problems are actual cell or robot faults. 
  • Utilization of input and output screens for trouble shooting

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Dates:  3/27/2023 to 3/31/2023
Schedule:  Monday - Friday; 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost:  $1,695
Format:  Traditional
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

This 40-hour class is designed to train all students on robot mechanical equipment, hand tools, and rigging in safe manner.  All with the proper applications of lock out procedures for a cell in the plant.  This course will increase the tradesmen’s versatility in the plant or field.

Course Objectives  

“Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:”

  • Disassemble a robot and replace all components
  • Correct rigging
  • Bolt torque specs.
  • Preventative maintenance of robot
  • Troubleshoot mechanical systems
  • Master a robot
  • Safety related with team player

Daily Activities

Day 1

  • Pre-test/ Complete review of each question/robot safety/cell lock procedure/review planetary and pinion gears

Day 2

  • Floor safety/ robot cell review/troubleshooting robot systems. Tool operation and safety equipment/pre-meet (team) on daily disassembly/start removing tool and wrist, forearm.

Day 3

  • Safety-Pre-review on schedule of next components (axis#3 /electrical cable/forearm/axis #1/2/3 motor’s) and review pinion and planetary gears

Day 4

  • Safety-Review on prior day/schedule of next step of disassemble/reassembly of components/torque wrench and bolt spec. and fasteners

Day 5

  • Every morning review, safety/complete reassembly/procedure to remove all safety locks/install fault for team for troubleshooting/master robot controls/verify all functions of robot/post-test and review.

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Dates:  4/5/2023 
Schedule:  Wednesday; 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost:  $325
Format:  Traditional
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus 

Description:
This eight (8) hour course provides the student with the principles and skills of GDT as related to machine CNC work. It also provides a solid understanding of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, terms, datum’s, position controls, and control types.

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Dates:  TBD
Schedule:  Monday - Friday
Mon; 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM; Tues - Thurs; 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM; Fri; 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost:  $1,200
Format:  Traditional
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

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.

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Dates:  TBD
Schedule:  Monday - Friday
Mon 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM; Tues - Thurs 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM; Fri 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost:  $1,350
Format:  Traditional
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

Description:
This twenty-four (24)-hour course is designed to assist Product Engineers, Mechanical Designers, and Drafters in why various characteristics are selected for controlling desired geometry

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Dates: 5/1/2023 to 5/5/2023
Schedule:  Monday through Friday; 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost:  $1,445
Format:  Traditional
Location:   Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

Description:
This forty (40) hour course is designed to provide the skills in HMI fundamentals.  The course provides an understanding of HMI functions hardware and applications. Course topics include PLC to HMI instructions, hardware, HMI graphics, and creating troubleshooting messages displayed on HMI.

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Dates:  4/10/2023 to 4/14/2023
Schedule:  Monday through Friday; 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost:  $1,295
Format:  Traditional
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

Description:
This forty (40)-hour course is designed to provide the basic skills in Air/Fluid Power.  The course provides an understanding of air/fluid power symbols, basic components of fluid power systems including basic laws and formulas for fluid power calculations. Course topics include pumps, control valves, actuators and maintenance procedures of air/fluid power systems.

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Dates:  TBD
Schedule:  TBD
Cost:  $850
Format: Traditional
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus 

Lean Bronze Certification is a 24-hour course to teach the Lean Bronze Body of Knowledge from the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME), the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence (Shingo Prize) and the American Society for Quality (ASQ). The standard assesses a person’s lean knowledge (exam), as well as the individual’s ability to apply that knowledge (lean project portfolio). This Bronze Level Exam Preparation Course (with ability to sit for Bronze exam as an option), is designed to prepare students to take and pass the multiple choice, open book exam that is the first step in pursuing certification. Bronze Certification is focused on tactical application of lean. Tactical lean is the deployment and application of lean principles, concepts and methods locally, within a work cell, work group or value stream.

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Dates:  4/10/2023 to 4/11/2023
Schedule:  Monday and Tuesday; 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost:  $450
Format: Traditional
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus 

Description:
Learning to See – Eliminating Waste in the Workplace is a 16-hour workshop intended to provide a structured approach to identifying and eliminating waste.  Participants will learn DOWNTIME (defects, overproduction, waiting, not using our talent, inventory, motion and extra processing) through a series of activities, case studies and simulations.   They can expect to be fully engaged while being given real life scenarios where they must identify the specific types of waste present and how solving the problem or implementing an opportunity eliminates waste. 

Course Objectives:

As a result of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Compare and contrast work, incidental work and waste
  • Provide numerous examples of each of the eight types of waste typically found in the workplace
  • Explain how overburden on people and equipment is reduced by eliminating waste and reducing variation
  • Describe A3 problem solving and explain how it is used to eliminate waste
  • Define “2 Second Lean” and describe how it is used to get everyone involved in eliminating waste on an ongoing basis

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Dates: 4/3/2023
Schedule:  Monday; 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost:  $325
Format:  Traditional
Location:   Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

Description:
This eight (8) hour course provides the participant with the principles and skills of reading and interpreting blueprints.

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Dates:  TBD
Schedule:  TBD
Cost:  $935
Format: Traditional
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus 

Module 1 - Shop Math

This course is designed to provide an understanding of the basic mathematics that is used on the shop floor.

Module 2 - Print Reading

This course provides the participant with the principles and skills of reading and interpreting blueprints.

Module 3 - Metrology

This course provides the participant with the basic skills in understanding the sciences of measurements that are used in Manufacturing

Module 4 - GD&T

This course will provide students with fundamentals of the Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) system

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Dates:  4/4/2023 
Schedule:  Tuesday; 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost:  $325
Format:  Traditional
Location:   Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

Description:
This eight (8) hour course provides the participant with the basic skills in understanding the sciences of measurements that are used in Manufacturing

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Dates:  4/3/2023 to 4/5/2023
Schedule:  Monday through Wednesday; 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost:  $725
Format:  Traditional
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

This Twenty-four (24)-hour training course will familiarize the student with the basic principles of GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding), using MIG welder. The course will provide basic skills using MIG welder on mild steel and positions. This course incorporates both lecture and hands-on exercises. This course length is designed to familiarize existing welders to MIG Welding and improve their welding skills.

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Dates:  TBD
Schedule:  TBD
Cost:  $899 
Format:  Traditional
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

Description:
This forty (40)-hour training course will familiarize the student with the basic principles of GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding), using MIG welder. The course will provide basic skills using MIG welder on mild steel and positions.  This course incorporates both lecture and hands-on exercises. This course length is designed to familiarize existing welders to MIG Welding and improve their welding skills.

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Dates: 3/6/2023 to 3/9/2023
Schedule:  Monday through Thursday; 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost:  $1,025
Format:  Traditional
Location:   Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

Description:
In this 32-hour class is designed around an individual that has some knowledge of multimeter usage and has some identification with basic electrical components. Schematic symbols will be introduced as they appear on wiring diagrams. Pictures as well as illustrations of typical control devices will be introduced along with associated equipment & hardware. The student will build a very basic circuit on a simulated panel board using a schematic. The student will troubleshoot any errors made in the build process, and any problems introduced by the instructor. Control panel standards along with wiring techniques will be implemented in classroom assignments. NEMA, CSA & IEC standards will be introduced along with applicable National Electrical Codes. Relay logic control circuits will also be constructed from diagrams of actual circuits found in today’s machine control. Some of these circuits include start stop, limits, control, safety and holding.

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Dates:  3/6/2023 to 3/7/2023
Schedule:  Monday and Tuesday; 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost:  $450
Format:  Traditional
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus 

Description:
This 2-day workshop teaches the mechanics of effective project management, how to get people onboard, better utilize their skills and achieve successful results.  Participants can expect to be fully engaged while learning and applying a step by step approach to help reduce the risk and uncertainty associated with project completion.

Course Objectives:

  • Define and describe common project management terminology
  • Use a step-by-step process to manage projects faster while using fewer resources
  • Describe the five process groups and nine knowledge areas as defined by the Project Management Institute
  • Avoid common pitfalls and mistakes in managing projects
  • Apply practical project management tools and techniques

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Dates TBD
Schedule:  TBD
Format:  Traditional
Cost $695

Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

Description:
It’s no secret that the sales industry continues to change and evolve rapidly. This is an exciting and dynamic profession, although it is often underrated and misunderstood. The back-slapping, high pressure, joke-telling sales person has disappeared. In his place is a new generation of sales professionals: highly trained and well groomed, with the characteristics of honesty, trustworthiness, and competence.

This workshop will help you teach participants how to be one of those smart sales professionals.

Specific learning objectives include:

  • Explain and apply concepts of customer focused selling.
  • Use goal-setting techniques as a way to focus on what you want to accomplish and develop strategies for getting there.
  • Apply success techniques to get the most out of your work.
  • Understand productivity techniques to maximize your use of time.
  • Identify ways to find new clients and network effectively.

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Dates: TBD
Schedule:  TBD
Cost:  $825
Format:  Traditional
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

This class introduces the student to hand soldering techniques and soldering knowledge. It is designed for those new to the electronics industry.  The class is 25% classroom lecture and 75% hands on skills development.  Students will demonstrate soldering skills using lead and lead free solder as used in manufacturing circuit boards.  Individuals who complete the class successfully will have the skills to accurately solder, assemble and inspect electronic components, printed circuit boards, cables and harnesses, and sub-assemblies. IPC guidelines are imbedded in the class activities that include requirements for acceptable interconnections of electronic components, printed circuit boards, and sub-assemblies.

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Dates:  TBD
Schedule:  TBD
Cost:  $485
Format:  Traditional
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

Description:
This course is designed to provide students with understanding and the requirements for soldered Electrical and Electronic Assembly standards. This course explores materials, methods and verification criteria for producing high quality soldered interconnections. This standard emphasizes process control and sets industry consensus requirements for a broad range of electronic products.

This is a comprehensive, knowledge base series of modules which introduce students to the methods and procedures presented in the JSD -001 document. The student will be guided by the instructor in locating answers to questions associated with the open and closed book certification tests. It is designed for those new to the electronics industry.  The class is 100% classroom lecture. Individuals who complete the class successfully will have the skills to pass the two tests, (open & closed book) needed to obtain a J – STD001 (CIS) ‘‘Certified IPC Specialist” certification.

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Dates:  3/6/2023 and 3/8/2023
Schedule:  Monday; 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost:  $150 (Provides a $50 discount on the SOLIDWORKS Essentials tuition)
Format:  Traditional
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

Prerequisite:  Basic computer knowledge

Description:
This course is recommended for students to evaluate knowledge before taking a SOLIDWORKS Essentials class, or to gain a cursory knowledge of SOLIDWORKS. In this class you will be generating basic details, making edits, learning how to do a design review, and inspecting dimensions. This class will give you an insight of what you can expect if you decide to take the next step, and enroll in our SOLIDWORKS Essential class, which will provide a more detailed, working knowledge of SOLIDWORKS, and the ability to start designing professionally.

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Dates:  9/26/2022 to 12/12/2022
Schedule:  Monday; 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost:  $959 
Format:  Traditional/Lab
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

PDF DocumentSOLIDWORKS Outline & Requirements

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. Please see SOLIDWORKS Outline for description and requirements.

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Dates: 1/9/2023 to 2/13/2023
Schedule:  Monday; 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost:  $635
Format:  Traditional
Location:   Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

Prerequisites:  Foundational knowledge of SOLIDWORKS modeling creation, assembly creation and drawing creation, along with a 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.

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Dates:  TBD
Schedule:  TBD
Cost:  $749 
Format:  Traditional/Lab
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

Description:
This SOLIDWORKS CAM Introduction course, designed to teach students the essentials of SOLIDWORKS CAM will highlight the basic features and identify parts of the program. Students will learn stock Set-up and Automatic Feature Recognition (AFR), Manual 2.5 Axis Features, Generate and Edit Path, custom Strategies, posting, and technology database. Course participants will learn tasks to interface and set-up SOLIDWORKS CAM. They will also learn basic features and custom strategies.

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Date: 4/6/2023
Schedule:  Thursday; 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost:  $375
Format:  Traditional/Lab
Location: Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

Description:
This eight-hour course teaches process improvement and variation reduction using Statistical Process Control (SPC). SPC identifies special causes of variation and other non-normal processing conditions. Students will become familiar with the purpose and role of SPC and the application of variable and attribute charts, calculation of control limits, process capability, Cp, Cpk, Pp, Ppk, and special statistical application in the everyday working environment. 

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Dates:  4/17/2023 to 4/18/2023
Schedule:  Monday and Thursday; 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost:  $450
Format: Traditional
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus 

Description:
Statistical Process Control w/MSA is a 16-hour activity-based workshop to teach fundamentals of process control and how to apply it to product, process and measurement systems.  Participants will use a series of activities to learn and apply tools and techniques associated with process control. 

Course Objectives:

As a result of this workshop participants should be able to:

  • Define terms associated with SPC and MSA
  • Describe attribute and variable data and give examples of each
  • Compare & contrast control versus capable
  • Monitor and control processes using both attribute and variable control charts
  • Describe basic capability concepts and the importance of capability when using control charts
  • Describe and apply techniques used to reduce measurement system variation (gage R&R, attribute agreement analysis)

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Dates:  4/11/2023 to 4/20/2023
Schedule:  Tuesday through Thursday; 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Cost:  $725
Format:  Traditional
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

Description:
The GTAW welding course will familiarize the student with the basic principles of inert gas welding using TIG welder. The course will provide basic skills using TIG welder on mild steel and variety of positions. This twenty-four (24) hour course incorporates lecture and hands-on exercises.

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Dates:  3/13/2023 to 3/14/2023 
Schedule:  Monday and Tuesday; 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost:  $450
Format:  Traditional
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus 

Description:
Value Stream Mapping is an activity based 2-day workshop intended to learn and apply value stream mapping in a manufacturing or administrative setting.  Value Stream Mapping is a process that captures both the flow of a product/service and the flow of information in a value stream.  It is used as a planning technique as a means to link all Lean initiatives together into a meaningful and manageable plan for improvement. 

Course Objectives:

As a result of this workshop participants should be able to:

  • Describe value and explain how the elimination of waste contributes to patient safety and satisfaction
  • Distinguish between value added and non-value-added activities
  • Complete a current state value stream map on an actual work-related process
  • Apply Lean principles to prepare a future state value stream map
  • Prepare and present a value stream plan

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