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Manufacturing Fundamentals Micro Certificate

First Year

Second Year

NOTE: This certificate is key to starting and advancing a career in manufacturing. The Manufacturing Fundamentals micro certificate provides the basic skills needed for many entry level manufacturing jobs by introducing students to key workplace skill areas often found in advanced manufacturing related industries. Earning this credential indicates to employers that you have mastered the core skills and knowledge that manufacturing employers want to see in any new applicant or current worker. The certificate also provides the educational foundation needed to pursue certificates and degrees in other manufacturing related specialty trade areas.

Automated Systems Technology Micro Certificate

First Year

Second Year

NOTE: This micro certificate provides graduates with the basic skills needed to find entry level employment at a company using high end automation equipment. This equipment ranges from devices controlled by programmable logic controllers (industrial computers) to robotic devices. Students learn core electronics skills, characteristics and operation of various types of electric motors, pneumatics embedded controllers. Students must maintain a 2.0 or better GPA in all required courses.

Technical Drawing Micro Certificate

First Year

Second Year

NOTE: This micro certificate is designed to provide training for individuals seeking entry level employment as drafting technicians for architects, construction companies, contractors, utilities and engineering firms. Students will learn the basic knowledge in orthographic concepts, manual drafting skills, and computer aided drafting skills needed to be competitive entry level technician applicants in trades and construction related occupations or pursue further education/training in the field of Drafting, Engineering or Technical Design. Before entering this program, students are advised to complete MATH 097 or WMATH 100. Keyboarding and computer literacy skills are also recommended. Students must maintain a 2.0 or above GPA in all required courses.

Composite Repair Technician Micro Certificate

First Year

Second Year

NOTE: This micro certificate provides students with an overview of composites and their application across a spectrum of industries. Instruction covers materials commonly used in composite manufacturing processes such as hand layup, filament winding, compression molding, resin transfer molding, and pultrusion. Introduction to fiberglass reinforced plastics with emphasis on chemical safety applicable to poly and vinyl ester resins, solvents, and epoxies. Students will receive hands on training in use of molds, gel coats, release agents, resins, cosmetic color matching, and reinforcing materials in hand layup and structural repair. Industry appropriate shop safety standards and correct use of Personal Protection Equipment is also covered. Students must maintain a 2.0 or better GPA in all required courses.

Welding Fundamentals: Steel Micro Certificate

First Year

Second Year

NOTE: This micro certificate is designed to familiarize students with the SVC Welding program and to provide an introduction to the main manual and semiautomatic welding processes used in industry today. Students will learn the basic theory of operation and safety requirements for each of the covered processes and be introduced to hands on welding techniques in the shop setting.

Advanced Composites Manufacturing Technician Cert.

First Year

Second Year

* or WMATH 100.

** or MT 105.

NOTE: This certificate provides skills and knowledge in plant safety, manufacturing processes, composite materials, gelcoat/controlled spraying/fluid handling applications, vacuum infusion process, part and tooling design techniques. Also learn chemical safety, design, modern vacuum infusion techniques, and construction of molds to construct a variety of parts. Work toward an industry recognized certification from the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA).

Welding Fundamentals: Aluminum Micro Certificate

First Year

Second Year

NOTE: This micro certificate is designed to familiarize students with the SVC Welding program and to provide an introduction to the main manual and semiautomatic welding processes used in industry today. Students will learn the basic theory of operation and safety requirements for each of the covered processes and be introduced to hands on welding techniques in the shop setting.

Welding in Manufacturing: SMAW

First Year

Second Year

NOTE: Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW). Program designed for students who want to develop the skills necessary to obtain entry-level welding employment in a manufacturing-related industry.

Welding in Manufacturing: Wirefeed Welding

First Year

Second Year

NOTE: Wirefeed Welding (FCAW). Program designed for students who want to develop the skills necessary to obtain entry level welding employment in a manufacturing related industry.

Welding in Manufacturing: Inert Gas/Aluminum Weld

First Year

Second Year

NOTE: Inert Gas and Aluminum Welding. Program designed for students who want to develop the skills necessary to obtain entry-level welding employment in a manufacturing-related industry.

Quality Assurance Micro Certificate

First Year

Second Year

* Students who do not receive an appropriate test score will require additional coursework to develop necessary skills for entry into class.

NOTE: This micro certificate is designed to introduce students to the concepts of Quality Assurance as applied in a manufacturing environment. Skills learned in this program can be applied to quality assurance and inspection work at all stages of manufacturing, from examining materials received from a supplier before sending them to the production line or inspecting components and assemblies during production to performing final checks on finished products and packaging.

Computer Aided Design Technician Certificate

First Year

Second Year

* If your trade specialty choice is Computer Repair Technician, also take CMPST 121 Fall quarter and CMPST 123 and 127 Winter quarter.

** If your trade specialty choice is Quality Assurance, take WMATH 100.

*** If your trade specialty choice is Automated Systems Technology, take MANF 145 Fall quarter; MANF 150 Winter quarter; MANF 156 Spring quarter.

NOTE: The certificate puts conceptual computer modeling into the hands of the technician. With a solid basis in manufacturing fundamentals and a trade specialty, the manufacturing CAD operator will engage the latest tools to solve problems on the production floor and feed that information back up stream to influence the overall design process. Students will complete the CAD technical core courses, plus additional manufacturing fundamental courses. In addition, the student will pick a trade specialty focus to guide their path of study. CNC operation and CAM processes would be a natural progression for the student who focuses on Automated Systems Technology. The Composites Repair Technician uses design skills to enhance their work with a variety of composite materials. With a Quality Assurance emphasis, the student will influence process control as well as product quality.

Technical Design Certificate

First Year

Second Year

* Students who do not receive an appropriate test score will require additional coursework to develop necessary skills for entry into class.

** Choose from the following Trade Specialty electives: CMPST 121, 123, 127, MANF 103, 107, 120, 140, 145, 150, 156.

NOTE: This certificate provides the basic skills needed for entry level CAD Technicians to perform in a manufacturing setting by introducing students to key product development concepts and a comprehensive sampling of essential software tools found in advanced manufacturing industries. This program builds on a core program where students experience several CAD methodologies and apply these tools to a variety of manufacturing processes and materials. From this core the students gain the necessary skills to move 3D data from one platform to another, utilizing the proper software tool to solve the problem at hand. The technical specialty courses provide students with the necessary focus and relevancy that manufacturing-related industries require.