An introduction to blueprint reading with a study of orthographic projection. Topics include lines and their uses, auxiliary views, basic and special dimensioning, dimensioning practices for holes, chamfers, angle, tapers, keyways, diameters and radii. Geometric tolerancing and dimensioning (GDT) is introduced. 24 hours
This course is a continuation of the study of the assembly and detail drawings started in Blueprint Reading I. There will be an in-depth study of individual feature types as well as geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GDT). Emphasis will be on design intent as well as the many options for producing and inspecting designed parts. 24 hours
Manufacturing Math - This course begins with a brief review of basic computational skills and operations with signed numbers. Algebraic order of operations and evaluation and simplification of algebraic expressions are followed by techniques for solving first degree equations and inequalities in one unknown. Also included in this course are algebraic methods for solving applications involving one and two unknowns. Basic rules of exponents are presented, and scientific notation is discussed. This is followed by the basic polynomial operations and graphing linear equations in two unknowns, finding slopes of lines, x- and y- intercepts, and writing the equations of lines.
This course teaches the first-time user a basic understanding of the software and measurements necessary to write and execute inspection plans on PM-DMIS using our portable Arms. This includes equipment orientation, verification checks and probe calibration. Upon completion of this course the student should have a grasp of the basic inspection workflow from feature measurement to part alignment to repot output. (30 hours)
Precision Reading & Measurement Level I - will introduce students to basic blueprint reading and the technology of measurements. During the blueprint section topics will include lines and their uses, auxiliary views, sectional views, basic and special dimensioning, dimensioning practices for holes, chamfers, angles, and tapers. This course will also include how to measure characteristics using a variety of measurement devices including caliper, micrometers, dial height stands, thread gauges, indicator stands, depth micrometers, dial indicators, optical comparators, and coordinate measuring machines (CMM). 30hrs.
Precision Reading & Measurement Level 2 - will build on level 1 an include an in-depth study of individual feature types as well as geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GDT). Using our portable Arms (CMM's), students will learn how to create and manage CMM programs, including equipment orientation, verification checks, troubleshooting, and advance alignments. during this course students will learn best methods of inspection skills to use in evaluating the inspection process. 30hrs.
This noncredit certificate program introduces you to the world of manufacturing.
Students will learn about:
- blueprint reading
- and work hands-on with the equipment pertinent to the manufacturing industry.
Welding-Gas Metal Arc (GMAW/MIG) Basic is a process used mostly in manufacturing and repair shops. Students will be introduced to: welding safety, shield gases, equipment/metal selection and preparation. Class size is limited to provide maximum time for hands-on welding technique practice. (45 hours)
Welding-Gas Metal Arc (GMAW/MIG) Advanced is a further study of the techniques learned in GMAW Basic. This course will provide time to practice and perfect weld joints and types. A focus will be the inspection and testing of welds. Students will prepare for and be tested in accordance with the American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1 3G ceritfication. OSHA 10 Safety Certification is included. (55 hours) Prerequisite: Basic GMAW or permission of the Coordinator and Instructor.
Welding- Gas Tungsten Arc (GTAW) Basic is primarily used to weld stainless steel, aluminum, titanium and other nonferrous metals used in various industries, including manufacturing, aerospace and piping. Students will be introduced to: welding safety, electrodes, shield gases, equipment, plasma cutting, and metal selection and preparation. Class size is limited to provide maximum time for hands-on welding technique practice. (45 hours)
Welding- Gas Tunsten Arc (GTAW/TIG) Advanced is afurther study of the techniques learned in GTAW Basic. This advanced courses will provide time to practice and perfect the art od various weld joints and types in preparation for welding certification. Students will be tested in accordance with the American Welding Society (AWS) D17.1, 2F Certification. OSHA 10 Safety Certification is included. (55 hours) Prerequisite: Basic GTAW (TIG) or permission of Coordinator and Instructor.
Welding- Shielded Metal Arc (SMAW) Basic techniques and processes are widely used in the maintenance and construction industries. Gain an understanding of the required equipment, interpret welding symbols and prints, and then put it all together while you practice your new welding skills in a state of the art welding lab. Class size is limited to provide maximum time for hands-on welding technique practice. (60 hours)
Welding- Shielded Metal Arc (SMAW) Advanced is a continuation of the study and practice of the various weld joints and types learned in SMAW Basic. Time is provided to practice and perfect the techniques in preparation for welding certification. Students perfect the techniques in preparation for welding certification. Students will be tested in accordance with the American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1, 1G/2G Combo Certification. OSHA 10 Safety Certification is included. Prerequisite:Basic SMAW (STICK) or permission of the instructor. (70 hours)
OSHA 10-HOUR MANUFACTURING SAFETY*
Earn your OSHA 10-Hour General Safety & Health Card. Students will learn safety responsibilities, how to identify hazards, prevent and control hazards, use of safety equipment and integrate safety with their job responsibilities. This course is customized for manufacturing. 12 hours
Degree and Certificate Credit Programs
Related Degree and Certificate Programs that may interest you.
- Automotive Technician A.S.
- Engineering Science A.S.
- Engineering Technology A.S.
- Technology Studies - Lean Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management A.S.
- Advanced CADD Modeling Certificate
- Advanced Manufacturing Machine Technology Certificate
- Lean Manufacturing Certificate
- A high school diploma or GED is strongly recommended and is required by most employers.
- All courses are not offered every semester.
- Some courses require prerequisites. Please check course descriptions carefully.
Textbook and Educational Materials
- No need to make a trip to the bookstore, all required textbooks, and materials will be provided in class and are included in the cost of the course. (Unless otherwise advised in the course description).
- Students should expect reading and assignments from each class. Plan on spending as much time on homework as you do in the classroom.
Refund Policy, Changes and Cancellations
- Withdrawal and refund requests must be received three business days (72 hours) prior to the beginning of class unless stated otherwise in the course description. Refunds are not granted after this deadline. Telephone: 203-575-8029 Fax: 203-575-8243
College Closings due to Inclement Weather
- Closings are announced over local AM/ FM radio/TV stations, on the college website (nv.edu), on the college’s main phone line (203-575-8000) and a text message is sent to everyone who is registered through the myCommNetAlert System. Likewise, in the event of an early closing, the same communication will occur. If the college has a delayed opening, all classes that begin before the delayed opening time will not be held that day and will be rescheduled at another time. Danbury and off-site cancellations: If NVCC cancels or delays classes, this applies to Waterbury and Danbury Campuses as well as all off-site locations.
Students with Special Needs-ADA
Students who may require academic adjustments on the basis of a disability are encouraged to contact the Counselor for Students with Disabilities (Terry Latella K519C) at the Waterbury and Danbury Campuses. After providing documentation and completing the disability disclosure process, students are then encouraged to meet with their instructor(s) to discuss the adjustments approved by the appropriate disabilities contact and to complete the Adjustments Agreement form. Students are therefore encouraged to meet with the Disabilities Counselor and their instructor(s) at the beginning of each semester. Adjustments are not retroactive. Instructors, in conjunction with appropriate college personnel, will provide assistance and/or adjustments only to those students who have completed the disability disclosure and academic adjustments process.
Course Registration and Payment Plans
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