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 arc (SMAW), and oxyacetylene cutting and welding processes. MIG/GMAW welding is a self-paced project-based 32-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 is a self-paced project-based 32-hour course that emphasizes personal instruction while students work with a variety of welding applications. TIG/GTAW 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
Semester:  Winter 2020; 1/9/20 to 6/3/20
Schedule:

  • Welding I; 1/9/20 to 2/6/20, Thursday, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • MIG; 2/13/20 to 4/2/20, Thursday, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • TIG; 4/15/20 to 6/3/20, Wednesday, 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Cost:  $1950 (Tuition $1835 + Textbook $115)
Course Length:  84 hours
Location:  Careerline Tech Center

Program Courses Include:

  • Welding I
  • MIG Welding
  • TIG Welding
     

AWS Safety in Welding Certificate

Course Type:  Traditional (Instructor-led)
Semester:  Fall 2019:  12/4/19
Semester:  Summer 2020: 6/10/20
Schedule:  Wednesday; 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Cost:  $145  (Certification exam included)
Location:  Careerline Tech Center 

This 4-hour course/exam is for participants who wish to obtain AWS (Safety in Welding) certification.

CNC Entry Level Operator/Programmer

Gain experience in set-up procedures and programming of computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines. The first 11 weeks of this 19-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
Semester:  TBD 
Schedule:  TBD
Cost: $2,330 (Tuition $2,197 + Textbook $133)
Course Length: 159 hours
Location(s): Careerline Tech Center /Thompson M-TEC Main Campus  

Program Courses Include:

  • Basic Machine Shop
  • CNC G-Code Programming 

Recommended Electives:

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

PDF DocumentCNC Operator/Programmer Brochure

Individual Classes and Schedules

AutoCAD Essentials

Format:  Traditional/Lab
Semester: TBD
Schedule: TBD
Cost:  $935
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.

Basic Electrical

Format:  Traditional/Lab
Semester:  Fall 2019:  10/9/19 to 11/11/19
Schedule:  Monday and Wednesday; 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost:  $900
Location:  Careerline Tech Center

Description:
Basic Electrical training covers the fundamental building blocks needed to understand and test electrical circuits. The student will be introduced to electrical theory, basic electrical units, and electrical measurement tools. Students will learn Ohms Law calculations, series & parallel circuits, basic electrical print symbols, and simple switching. This class focuses on building a foundational understanding of electricity, how it works in circuits, and basic applications they will encounter in an electrical career.

Basic Machine Shop

Format:  Traditional/Lab
Semester:  Fall 2019:  9/9/19 to 11/20/19
Schedule:  Monday and Wednesday; 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Semester:  Winter 2020:  1/7/20 to 3/19/20
Schedule:  Tuesday and Thursday; 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Cost:  $1432 (Tuition $1299 + Textbook $133)
Location:  Thompson M-TEC

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:  Fall 2019:  8/27/19 to 10/17/19
Schedule:  Tuesday and Thursday; 4:00 PM to 8:15 PM
Cost:  $1031 (Tuition $898 + Textbook $133-unless purchased in Basic Machine Shop)
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus 

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

Description:
Attain a fundamental understanding of set-up, operation, and programming procedures of computer numerically
controlled (CNC) machines. Students will learn how to program and produce a part on the CNC mill and CNC lathe from a part print using G-Code programming. Conversational programming will also be introduced in this class. Students who successfully complete this class may qualify to apply for entry CNC operator and CNC programmer positions. If
students have prior experience in basic machining and instructor approval, they may opt-out of the Basic Machine class. Course limited to 10 students. 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.

 

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 102 (Fundamentals of GD&T)

Format:  Traditional (Instructor-led)
Semester: Winter 2020:  2/24/20 to 2/28/20
Schedule:  Monday through Friday; 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Cost:  $1095
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.

External LinkRegister Online

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 103 (Specifying GD&T)

Format:  Traditional (Instructor-led)
Semester: Spring 2020:  4/27/20 through 5/1/20
Schedule:  Monday through Friday; 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Cost:  $1295
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

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.

Mastercam Fundamentals

Format:  Traditional/Lab
Semester:  Fall 2019:  10/24/19 to 12/19/19
Schedule:  Tuesday and Thursday; 4:00 PM to 8:15 PM

Cost:  $907 (Tuition $795 + Textbook $112) 
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

 Format:  Traditional (Instructor-led)
Semester:  Fall 2019:  10/16/19 to 10/17/19
Semester:  Winter 2020:  1/29/20 to 1/30/20
Semester:  Spring 2020:  5/6/20 to 5/7/20
Schedule:  Wednesday and Thursday; 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Cost:  $197 (Tuition $177 + Materials $20)
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:  TBD
Schedule:  TBD
Cost:  $925 (Tuition $815 + Textbook $110)
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

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

Format:  Traditional/Lab 
Semester:  Fall 2019:  9/3/19 to 10/17/19
Semester:  Winter 2020:  2/11/20 to 3/12/20
Semester:  Spring 2020:  4/14/20 to 5/14/20
Schedule:  Tuesday and Thursday; 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Cost:  $1075 (Tuition $825 + Textbook $250)
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 Introduction

Format:  Traditional
Semester:  Fall 2019:  9/10/19 to 9/12/19
Schedule:  Tuesday and Thursday; 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost:  $150 (Provides a $50 discount on the SOLIDWORKS Essentials tuition)
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.

SOLIDWORKS Essentials

 PDF DocumentSOLIDWORKS Outline & Requirements
Format:  Traditional/Lab
Semester:  Fall 2019:  9/16/19 to 12/2/19
Schedule:  Monday; 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost:  $959 
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

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.

SOLIDWORKS Advanced, Weldments and Sheet Metal

Format:  Traditional/Lab
Semester: Fall 2019; 9/19/19 to 10/24/19
Schedule:  Thursday; 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost:  $635
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.

SOLIDWORKS CAM

Format:  Traditional/Lab
Semester:  Fall 2019:  11/7/19 to 12/19/19
Schedule:  Thursday; 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost:  $749 
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.

Statistical Process Control (SPC)

Format:  Traditional/Lab
Semester:  TBD
Schedule:  TBD
Cost:  $495

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. 
 

MIG Welding for Manufacturing

Class Format:  Traditional (Instructor-led)
Semester:  Winter 2020:  1/15/20 to 1/29/20
Schedule:  Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Semester:  Spring 2020:  4/5/20 to 4/8/20
Schedule:  Tuesday through Friday; 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM (Friday 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM)
Cost:  $599 
Location:  Thompson M-TEC

This twenty-eight (28)-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.

MIG/GMAW Welding

Class Format:  Traditional (Instructor-led)
Semester:  Winter 2020:  2/13/20 to 4/2/20
Schedule:  Thursday; 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Cost:  $790 (Tuition $675 + Textbook $115-unless purchased in Welding I)
Location:  Careerline Tech Center 

Prerequisite: Basic welding experience

Description:
MIG/GMAW welding is a self-paced project-based 32-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

Class Format:  Traditional (Instructor-led)
Semester:  Fall 2019:  10/9/19 to 11/27/19
Schedule:  Wednesday; 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Semester:  Summer 2020:  4/15/20 to 6/3/20
Schedule:  Wednesday; 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Cost:  $790 (Tuition $675 + Textbook $115-unless purchased in MIG or Welding I)

Location:  Careerline Tech Center 

Prerequisite:  Basic welding experience

Description:
TIG/GTAW welding, this 32-hour course 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

Class Format: Traditional (Instructor-led)
Semester:  Fall 2019:  10/3/19 to 10/31/19
Schedule:  Thursday; 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Semester:  Winter 2020:  1/9/20 to 2/6/20
Schedule:  Thursday; 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Cost:  $600 (Tuition $485 + $115)
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.