Advanced Manufacturing

Our 3,000-square-foot training center serves the needs of Wake County business and industry by providing workforce training for technicians in industrial automation, circuit board technology, collaborative robotics, basic machining, and 3D printing. All programs include hands-on lab training supplemented with online instruction through Tooling University. 

Advanced Manufacturing programs and courses: 

  • Industrial Automation: Electrical, PLC, Hydraulics, Pneumatics Controls
  • Collaborative Robotics: Robotics Utilization, Operation, Basic Programming

  • Introductory Machining and 3D Printing: Introductory Vertical Mill and Horizontal Lathe, 3D Printing, Mechanical Troubleshooting, Mechanical Blueprint Reading

Course Details & Registration Information

Course
Industrial Automation Certificate
Name
ISC-3138J1
Overall Quality of This Course
★★★★★
Based on 60 student surveys.
Available Classes
Not currently offered.
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Personnel that seek employment in automated industrial companies.
Description
Learn to build circuits from a schematic, using hydraulic, electrical, pneumatic, and programmable logic controller (PLC) disciplines. Students first concentrate on the basics of individual disciplines and then build integrated circuits using all the components. They will learn components, circuit building, troubleshooting, programming, and fault analysis, as well as how to use test equipment.
Course Objectives
  1. Build electrical circuits which includes 24 hours of in-class instruction and 18 hours of on-line instruction.
    1) Understanding of basic electrical components and their functions.
    2) Ability to understand and interpret electrical symbols and schematics.
    3) Ability to use a multi-meter (Ohms, Volts, Amps) to perform fault analysis and correction.
    4) Ability to apply basic electrical circuit concepts to build functional electrical circuits.
  2. Build programmable logic control (PLC) circuits which includes 24 hours of in-class instruction and 18 hours of on-line instruction.
    1) Understanding of basic PLC electrical components and their functions.
    2) Ability to understand and interpret PLC electrical symbols and schematics.
    3) Ability to use multi-meter (Ohms, Volts, Amps) to perform fault analysis and correction.
    4) Ability to apply PLC basic circuit concepts (logic concepts, Boolean math and ladder logic) to write basic PLC programs.
    5) Ability to apply basic PLC circuit concepts to build functional PLC circuits.
    6) Ability to apply basic PLC circuit concepts to build functional PLC circuits.
    7) Ability to interface PLC and computer hookup and monitoring, PLC operation and perform fault analysis and correction.
  3. Build pneumatic circuits which includes 24 hours of in-class instruction and 18 hours of on-line instruction.
    1) Understanding of basic pneumatic components and their functions.
    2) Ability to understand and interpret pneumatic symbols and schematics
    3) Ability to use pneumatic measurement devices (pressure and volume flow rate) to perform fault analysis and correction.
    4) Ability to perform and apply pneumatic compressor power requirement calculations.
    5) Ability to apply basic pneumatic concepts to build functional pneumatic circuits.
    6) Ability to apply electrical and basic PLC circuit concepts to write PLC programs to interface with electro-pneumatic devices.
  4. Build hydraulic circuits which includes 24 hours of in-class instruction and 18 hours of on-line instruction.
    1) Understanding of basic hydraulic components and their functions.
    2) Ability to understand and interpret hydraulic symbols and schematics
    3) Ability to use hydraulic measurement devices (pressure and volume flow rate) to perform fault analysis and correction.
    4) Ability to perform and apply hydraulic compressor power requirement calculations.
    5) Ability to apply basic hydraulic concepts to build functional hydraulic circuits.
    6) Ability to apply electrical and basic PLC circuit concepts to write PLC programs to interface with electro-hydraulic devices.
Outline of Instruction
  1. Build electrical circuits which includes:
    1) Understanding of basic electrical components and their functions.
    2) Ability to understand and interpret electrical symbols and schematics.
    3) Ability to use a multi-meter (Ohms, Volts, Amps) to perform fault analysis and correction.
    4) Ability to apply basic electrical circuit concepts to build functional electrical circuits.
  2. Build programmable logic controller (PLC) circuits which includes:
    1) Understanding of basic PLC electrical components and their functions.
    2) Ability to understand and interpret PLC electrical symbols and schematics.
    3) Ability to use multi-meter (Ohms, Volts, Amps) to perform fault analysis and correction.
    4) Ability to apply PLC basic circuit concepts (logic concepts, Boolean math and ladder logic) to write basic PLC programs.
    5) Ability to apply basic PLC circuit concepts to build functional PLC circuits.
    6) Ability to apply basic PLC circuit concepts to build functional PLC circuits.
    7) Ability to interface PLC and computer hookup and monitoring, PLC operation and perform fault analysis and correction.
  3. Build pneumatic circuits which includes:
    1) Understanding of basic pneumatic components and their functions.
    2) Ability to understand and interpret pneumatic symbols and schematics
    3) Ability to use pneumatic measurement devices (pressure and volume flow rate) to perform fault analysis and correction.
    4) Ability to perform and apply pneumatic compressor power requirement calculations.
    5) Ability to apply basic pneumatic concepts to build functional pneumatic circuits.
    6) Ability to apply electrical and basic PLC circuit concepts to write PLC programs to interface with electro-pneumatic devices.
  4. Build hydraulic circuits which includes:
    1) Understanding of basic hydraulic components and their functions.
    2) Ability to understand and interpret hydraulic symbols and schematics
    3) Ability to use hydraulic measurement devices (pressure and volumetric flow rate) to perform fault analysis and correction.
    4) Ability to perform and apply hydraulic compressor power requirement calculations.
    5) Ability to apply basic hydraulic concepts to build functional hydraulic circuits.
    6) Ability to apply electrical and basic PLC circuit concepts to write PLC programs to interface with electro-hydraulic devices.
Contact Hours
168
CEU's
No
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
Yes
Certification
Manufacturing Skills Standards Council
Website URL
http://www.toolingu.com/training/certifications/mssc; and http://www.msscusa.org/certification/production-certification-cpt/
Certification Learning Outcomes/Requirements
  1. Successful completion of this course assists students in preparation for portions of the MSSC Certified Production Technician certification exam.
CE to CU Articulation
No
Prerequisites
Mechanical and electrical aptitude and some experience.
Text and Supplies Needed
Student Guides and module equipment & supplies
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Industrial hydraulic, electrical, PLC and pneumatic trainers, tools and supplies.
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
  3. 75% on all modules tests.
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
75% on module tests and 90% attendance or instructor's approval.
Intended Audience
Personnel that seek employment in automated industrial companies.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Manufacturing Production Technician, Electrical Technician and PLC Technician
Wake County Need for Industry Positions
There is a skills gap in this area for all highly automated companies.
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
  • PLC Technician
  • Electrical Technician
  • Manufacturing Production Technician
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Course Contact Information
Michael Moore
919-335-1043