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Operator & Mechanic Skills Training

Gain the high-performance knowledge and skills necessary to be competitive in a work search and boost the productivity, innovation and competitiveness of US manufacturers.  Improve your career advancement opportunities and earnings, plus your job security through certification of these proven skill sets.

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Welding

580 hours – We have an excellent training opportunity coming up for anyone (over 18) who thinks they may want to explore a career in welding. There are an amazing variety of welding jobs available.

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Classes typically start twice per year in January and July. Please call 704-216-3668 for more information.


AutoCAD Basics

28 hours – Basics of using and understanding AutoCAD. Topics covered will include:

  • Drawing set-up
  • Starting a new drawing
  • Layers
  • Saving and plotting drawings
  • Basic drawing, editing, text and dimension commands
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AutoCAD BasicsCourseJune 9, 2015 - August 4, 2015
Tuesdays
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Cabarrus Business and Technology Center (CBTC)
Building – CBTC
Room – 9253

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Basic Forklift Operator

12 hours

Powered industrial trucks, or forklifts, are an essential piece of equipment in many workplaces, but they account for more industrial accidents than any other type of equipment. This course provides an overview of basic forklift usage and strict safety guidelines.

Topics include how to:

  • Comply with OSHA’s Powered Industrial Truck standard.
  • Moving with and without a load as well as picking up and stacking a load, taking into consideration trailers, ramps and elevators.
  • Learn safety aspects, operations, basic maintenance and OSHA compliance issues.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will know how to safely operate a sit-down forklift and will receive a Certificate of Completion.

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Scheduled based on demand. Please call 704-216-7210 or 704-216-7222.


Certified Production Technician (CPT)

168 hours

This course will cover safety, quality practices and measurement, manufacturing processes and production and maintenance awareness.

Students completing this course can receive the national industry-recognized core skill certification, “Certified Production Technician” from the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC), in addition to OSHA and Career Readiness Certifications.

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Basic Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)

16 hours

Today’s programmable logic controllers (PLCs) are open and highly integrated control platforms that help to solve key manufacturing challenges.

This course is approximately 40% hands-on, but is not a complete maintenance or programming course. The information is as generic as possible while using Rockwell Automation’s SLC-500 PLC and RSLogix500 software.

The concepts and exercises covered are:

  • Three basic relay instructions
  • Count up instruction
  • Timer on delay instruction
  • Input and outputs
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Robotics for the Operator

16 hours

Operator training covers powering up & jogging the robot, recovering from common faults, executing production operation and understanding Cartesian coordinates.

Who should take this course? Operators, technicians, engineers & programmers in advanced manufacturing positions.

  • Registration fee = $249
  • Required textbook is included in registration fee.
  • Basic knowledge of electronics & geometry is necessary.
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Robotics for the Programmer

40 hours

The programming training covers everything in the operator course, plus creating & executing MACROs, creating FRAMES, plus monitoring, forcing, simulating & setting various input & output signals; and lastly, backing up & restoring programs & files.

Who should take this course? Operators, technicians, engineers & programmers in advanced manufacturing positions.

  • Registration fee = $539
  • Required textbook is included in registration fee.
  • Basic knowledge of electronics & geometry is necessary.
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Basic Troubleshooting for Plant Maintenance

8 hours

Join us to learn about:

  • Basic Hydraulics/Pneumatics
  • Basic Electricity
  • Basic Mechanical
  • Pneumatic Compressed Air
  • Pneumatic Circuits
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Intermediate Troubleshooting for Plant Maintenance

8 hours

Join us to learn about:

  • Motor Controls
  • Pumps & Compressors
  • Hydraulic Circuits
  • Troubleshooting Procedures
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Forklift Train the Trainer

16 hours

This course prepares the experienced forklift operator to develop and teach a complete in-house training program.

Powered industrial trucks, or forklifts, are an essential piece of equipment in many workplaces, but they account for more industrial accidents than any other type of equipment. This course provides an overview of basic forklift usage and strict safety guidelines, using both classroom instruction and a hands-on session during which students will operate a forklift in an industrial setting. Topics include: pre-start inspection, load principles, setting the load, OSHA standards and requirements, design considerations, picking up and moving the load, pedestrian safety, accident files and record keeping.

Who should take this course? Employees who will be required to operate powered industrial trucks in the workplace. Participants will receive certificate for completing required basic training and demonstration of operating skills; site-specific and equipment-specific training must still be provided by employers to meet OSHA certification.

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Scheduled based on demand. Please call 704-216-7210 or 704-216-7222.


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