SWCC Advanced Manufacturing
Ultimately, the goal of these programs is to give each student the opportunity to gain knowledge, skills, and ability to become employed, independent, and self-supportive.
January 9 – July 27, Monday 9 am – 2pm, Tuesday & Thursday 8 am – 4 pm
January 9 – August 10, Monday 5 – 9:30pm, Tues, Wed, Thurs, 5 -10pm
February 1 – August 4, Wed, Thur, Friday, 8am – 4pm
Precision Machining Career Studies Certificate
Applicants are being accepted for the Precision Machining Cohort, which is a 29 credit program. It is schedule to start on January 9, 2017 through June 27, 2017 and meet on the following weekdays and times: Mondays, 9 am – 2 pm; Tuesdays, & Thursdays, 8 am – 4 pm.
The Precision Machining Career Studies Certificate program provides the necessary training and credentials to obtain an entry level machining and CNC technician position.
Participants will receive instruction in machine blueprint reading, safety, bench work, hand tools, precision measuring instruments, drill presses, cut-off saw, lathes, mills, grinders, basic CNC programming, and CNC machine operations. The participants will have the opportunity to earn multiple National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Level I certifications, upon successfully passing certification exams. In addition, the curriculum is based on the nationally accepted NIMS standards.
Credentials available to earn: OSHA 10, First-Aid, CPR, AED, Career Readiness Certificate, Digital Literacy, National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Machining Level I (Measurement, Materials & Safety, Job Planning, Bench work & Layout, Manual Milling Skills I, Turning Operations, Grinding Skills I, Drill Press Skills I, CNC Turning, CNC Milling)
Degree: Career Studies Certificate Precision Machining
Mechatronics Career Studies Certificate
Applicants are being accepted for the Mechatronics Cohort – will meet in the evenings. It is scheduled to start on January 9, 2017 through August 10, 2017 on the following weekday evenings and times: Mondays, 5 – 9:30 pm; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays, 5 – 10 pm.
Upon completion of this program, participants will be prepared for an entry-level industrial maintenance job.
The Mechatronics Career Studies Certificate program provides instruction in electrical components, electronics, digital literacy, mechanical components, electrical drives, (Electro) Pneumatic and Hydraulic Control Circuits, digital fundamentals, and programmable logic controllers (PLCs). The participants will have the opportunity to earn the Siemens Mechatronic Systems Assistant certification. The curriculum is based on the internationally accepted SIEMENS standards.
Credentials: OSHA 10, First-Aid, CPR, AED, Career Readiness Certificate, Digital Literacy, Siemens, Mechatronic Systems Assistant Certification (SMSCP) (Machine Operator+)
Degree: Career Studies Certificate Mechatronics
Welding Career Studies Certificate
We are accepting applicants for the 29 credit Welding Cohort program, which starts on February 1, 2017 through August 4, 2017; and meet on the following weekdays and times: Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays, 8 am – 4 pm.
The Welding Career Studies Certificate program provides instruction in Welding Drawing & Interpretation, Oxyacetylene Welding & Cutting, Arc Welding I, Gas Metal Arc Welding, Pipe Welding I, Welder Qualifications Test 1, First Aid & CPR, and Topics in Pipe Welding. In addition, Preparation for Employment is also included.
Credentials available to earn: OSHA 10, First Aid CPR AED, Career Readiness, Microsoft Digital Literacy
Each participant will receive the following resources: free tuition, contingent upon available funding through federal financial aid and/or scholarships; textbooks to use while enrolled in each class; specific gear and materials related to their career studies certificate; field trips to attend tours of manufacturing facilities or construction job sites; opportunity to attend employer/agency speaking events, including follow-up answer/question sessions; resume building, job preparation, and mock interviews; job search field trips; and the opportunity to attend annual SWCC Career Fair & Opportunity Showcase. This workforce solution was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. Paid for by the DOL TAACCCT Grant at SWCC. Trade Affected Workers, Veterans, Dislocated Workers with Priority of Service.
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Sponsors: Southwest Virginia Community College, Southwest Regional Adult Education Program, Workforce1 Investment Area