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

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PLC ControlsSEF-3001BN1
In this course, students will review PLC components and functions; learn how to read an electrical/PLC schematic; connect a PLC industrial control circuit; program and operate the PLC; and download programs. In teams of two, students will wire multiple PLC control panel circ...
PLC ControlsISC-3138G1
In this course, students will review PLC components and functions; learn how to read an electrical/PLC schematic; connect a PLC industrial control circuit; program and operate the PLC; and download programs. In teams of two, students will wire multiple PLC control panel circ...
Pneumatics ControlsSEF-3001BO1
In this course, students will use pneumatic components, symbols, and schematics; construct a pneumatic circuit that incorporates electrical and PLC controls, given a description and a set of schematics; and find and correct circuit faults, using troubleshooting procedures an...
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