Blueprint Reading I
An introduction to blueprint reading with a study of orthographic projection. Topics include lines and their uses, auxiliary views, sectional views, basic and special dimensioning, dimensioning practices for holes, chamfers, angles, tapers, keyways diameters and radii. 24 hours
Your study will continue is level II. 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 many options for producing and inspecting designed parts. 24 hours
Prerequisite: Blueprint Reading I or permission of the instructor.
Gain an introductory understanding of two-dimensional computer-aided drafting using AutoCAD. The course will include drawing and editing of elementary geometric entities and dimensioning and plotting. Mechanical drafting problems and examples will be studied to reinforce learning. 75 hours
This CNC machining and programming course includes: Cartesian coordinates, safe use of CNC equipment, setup and operation of a two-axis CNC lathe and a three-axis CNC machining center, programming and runoff parts. Students will program simple parts for a CNC lathe using a conversational control and parts in G code language for a CNC vertical machining center. 24 hours
EDM (ELECTRICAL DISCHARGE MACHINING) BASIC
EDM is commonly used in tool, die and mold making industries. Learn basic terminology, operation and maintenance of the Wire EDM as a foundation for additional modules that will increase your understanding of and skills in this important metal cutting technology. Through hands-on operation of the Wire EDM machine and discussion with your peers you will expand your understanding of and skills for various applications of this important machining process. Class sizes are small to provide ample machine time. 9 hours
EDM (ELECTRICAL DISCHARGE MACHINING) BASIC
Take the next step and build on your basic knowledge of the Wire EDM machine and processes. Through hands-on operation of the Wire EDM machine and discussion with your peers you will expand your understanding of and skills for the various applications of this important machining process. Class sizes are small to provide ample machine time. 12 hours
Prerequisite EDM - Basic or permission of the instructor.
This course is designed to introduce fourslide machine technology used in manufacturing and the metal stamping industries. Our expert instructors will blend the required theory and their years of frontline experience to provide an engaging and hands-on learning opportunity. Learn the functions of this machine and its component parts. Practice the appropriate safety measures and demonstrate the processes for set-up, sample inspection and making slide/cam adjustments as needed. A background in manufacturing, CNC machining or first year apprenticeship is helpful but not required.
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This course will introduce the technology of measurement and provide hands-on practice with a variety of measurement devices including calipers, micrometers, scales, height stands, surface plates, thread gauges, indicator stands, depth micrometers, dial indicators, optical comparators, and coordinate measuring machines. You will also put these skills to use in evaluating the inspection process. 24 hours
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.
MANUFACTURING MATH I
Gain the knowledge to apply mathematics and its applications in the manufacturing environment. Learn fractions, decimals, tolerances, percentages, power and roots, metric system, positioning, ratios and proportions. 42 hours
MANUFACTURING MATH II
Level II is a further study of arithmetic and trigonometric operations applied to manufacturing circumstances. Study the circle, regular and irregular polygons, the right triangle, and oblique triangle in detail. Learn the application of angular arithmetic including decimal conversion, the Pythagorean theorem, Sin, Cos, and Tan Functions, and the Law of Sines and Law of Cosines. 42 Hours
Prerequisite: Manufacturing Math I or permission of the instructor
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
Introduction to Spring Coiler Set-up
This course is designed to introduce students to the trade of spring making. Central Connecticut is home to dozens of spring companies, many of which are looking to fill positions with eager individuals possessing these trade skills. This course includes classroom learning of spring design, applications and materials as well as hands on with mechanical coilers and the latest CNC coil technologies. A great introductory course in spring making concepts with hands-on practical experience. The class will be fast paced and students should have basic math skills, manufacturing experience or equivalent tech school training. 30 hours.
Fall 2019 Course information
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)