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Technical Skills and Manufacturing

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Get a technical skill that is valued by business and industry. Fast. You'll launch a career that is stable and well rewarded. These short-term courses are offered on regular schedules, by wait list or can be set up to meet the special needs of organizations.

Basic Industrial Maintenance Program

Basics of general workplace safety, electrical principles, ABB robotics, resistance welding, blueprint reading, motor controls, automated system integration and troubleshooting are covered in this extensive program.

Hours:  210  Fees:  $2,800 

Entry Level Production Technician

This course is designed to present the fundamentals of the care and maintenance on a wide range of industrial equipment, including chain and gear drives, couplings and fluid power equipment.  Correct application and selection of hand and power tools.  Basic motor alignment including laser alignment will be introduced.  Course also covers Lock Out/Tag Out, Machinery and Machine Safeguarding, general industry safety and health outreach program and MT1 (Manufacturing Technical Skills).  Student will take PMMI Mechanical Components I and MT1 certification tests and will earn an OSHA 10 card.

Hours:  206  Fees:  $2,678 

Basic ABB Robotics

Participants in this course will learn to use the ABB Robotic system, understand the safety precautions, basic routines, controls, and recovering from system errors.

Hours:  36  Fees:  $460

Hydraulics

Introduction to fluid power. Topics include the physics of fluid power, safety, hydraulic pumps, actuators, pressure and flow measurement and regulation, basic maintenance, motors, coolers, and system operation.

Hours:  32  Fees:  $495

Pneumatics

Introduction to Pneumatics used in industrial applications this course will introduce the student to pneumatic principles, equipment and tools used in general maintenance activities. 

Hours:  32  Fees:  $495

Electrical Print Reading

This course introduces participants to skills for reading and interpreting electrical blueprints commonly found in industrial maintenance settings.  Topics include blueprint layout, symbols, projections, dimensions, tolerances, clearances, etc.

Hours:  32  Fees:  $370

Basic Electrical Principles

This course introduces participants to principles of electrical applications in industry.  Topics include the nature of electricity, electrical sources, Ohm’s and Watt’s Laws, power distribution, series and parallel circuits, electrical measurements, and safety.

Hours:  32  Fees:  $420 

Motor Controls I

This course provides an individual with an introduction to the components of electrical motor control circuits. Topics will include: interpreting symbols and drawings; contactors, relays and motor starters; motor over-current protection; and timing devices.

Hours:  60  Fees:  $800

Motor Controls II

This course provides an individual the concepts of installation and maintenance of electrical control equipment in an industrial setting.  The course includes hands-on lab work.  Topics include:  symbols and drawings, timing devices, solenoids, limit switches, electrical distribution, transformers, reduced motor starters, motor breaking circuits and preventive maintenance.

Hours:  60  Fees:  $900

Programmable Logic Controllers I

The course is designed to present the fundamentals of programmable logic controllers (PLC).  Topics will include I/O methods, operation of programming software, and ladder logic programming.   Analysis of ladder logic programming will focus on the Allen Bradley SLC 500 and the AB ControlLogix processor.  AB instruction set topics will include the basic instruction set, timers, counters and data manipulation instructions. Additional topics will include methods of troubleshooting PLCs and analysis of electrical prints.

Hours:  40  Fees:  $625

Programmable Logic Controllers II

The course is designed to present the fundamentals of the Allen Bradley ControlLogix processor and advanced programming ControlLogix processors. Introduction of industrial communication networks and integration of PLCs into industrial networks will be covered.  Topics will include I/O methods, operation of programming software, and ladder logic programming.   Analysis of ladder logic programming will focus on the Allen Bradley ControlLogix processor.  AB instruction set topics will include the basic instruction set, timers, counters and data manipulation instructions.

Hours:  60  Fees:  $750

Metrology

The student will develop the technical competency to use, read and care for measuring devices in inspection and manufacturing settings.

Hours:  40  Fees:  $500

Machining Blue Print Reading

The student will learn to read and interpret basic blueprints commonly found in manufacturing. This course is designed for students in the machining and manufacturing careers.

Hours:  40  Fees:  $500

Basic Machining

This course is designed to introduce the student to the manufacturing environment, requirements and career opportunities of major technologies in industry.   The course will cover the history, setting of manufacturing and industry, safety, measurement and layout and an introduction to basic shop equipment.

Hours:  60  Fees:  $750

Manual Lathe

The student will learn to select appropriate tooling, setup and safely operate a manual lathe.  This course is designed for students in machining and manufacturing careers.

Hours:  60  Fees:  $780 

Manual Mill

The student will learn to select appropriate tooling, setup and safely operate a manual mill.  This course is designed for students in machining and manufacturing careers.

Hours:  60  Fees:  $780

CNC Lathe

The student will learn the fundamentals of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) lathe programming and operation. This course is designed for students in machining and manufacturing careers.

Hours:  80  Fees:  $900

CNC Mill

The student will learn the fundamentals of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) mill programming and operation.  This course is designed for students in machining and manufacturing careers.

Hours:  80  Fees:  $900

Blue Print Reading for Welders

The student will learn to read and interpret basic blueprints commonly found in manufacturing.  This course is designed for students in the welding manufacturing careers.

Hours:  40  Fees:  $500

Thermal Cutting

Student will develop the skills required to be proficient in the thermal cutting processes.  The emphasis will be on manual and mechanized oxy-fuel cutting (OFC), plasma arc cutting (PAC), and air-carbon arc cutting (CAC-A).

Hours:  40  Fees:  $650

MIG Welding

Student will develop the skills of welding safely and of the gas metal arc welding (GMAW) processes. This includes applying the knowledge of power sources and polarities, principles of operation, welding techniques, modes of filler metal transfer, filler metal identification and use to code welding procedures in all positions with fillet and groove welds, and maintenance of GMAW equipment.

Hours:  40  Fees:  $650

Stick Welding

Student will develop the skills of welding safely and of the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process. This includes applying the knowledge of power sources and polarities, principles of operation, welding techniques, and electrode identification and use to code welding procedures in all positions with fillet and groove welds, and maintenance of SMAW equipment."

Hours:  40  Fees:  $650

TIG Welding

Student will develop skills using the theory and techniques of advanced gas tungsten arc welding processes. This will include fillet and groove welds in all positions on carbon steel, aluminum, and stainless steel round tubing. The student will also identify and initiate recommended repairs for given weld defects.

Hours:  40  Fees:  $650

Layout and Fabrication

Layout and fit-up operations will be presented which include selection and use of shop tools and equipment, processing materials, and fabrication safety.  Processed parts will be assembled and welded using shop prints with welding symbols.

Hours:  40  Fees:  $650

Soldering

MCC has partnered with Eptac, an internationally-recognized solder training and IPC certification corporation, to expand micro-soldering training to the Kansas City area.

Visit Eptac's website for a schedule of upcoming courses.

If you are interested in contract training opportunities, please contact MCC at 816.604.1700.

Last Modified: 3/20/19