Manufacturing Training- For Employers

Make It in Connecticut

As the demand increases for a more skilled manufacturing labor force, you may be faced with the prospect of losing some of your most experienced employees. To keep your workforce robust, your company will need specialized training for new hires as well as those who are moving up in the ranks. CCTC understands manufacturing and the needs of manufacturers. We can provide your employees with the practical training that helps them hone and expand their skill set.

Here are some of the courses we offer manufacturers, along with course descriptions:

CNC Machining I

Students will receive instruction in CNC control commands (M&G code) through the extensive use of in-class CNC control simulators enhanced with hands-on lab experience.  Basic M&G code will be utilized to identify and correct programming errors.  The benefits of working from a CAD file will also be explained.

CNC Machining II Lab

Students will be introduced to Computer Numerical Control (CNC) topics including: setup and tooling, programming simple parts, modification of programs to compensate for process variation, utilization of canned drilling cycles, circular interpolation, special milling cycles, looping and special features.  Upon completion, students will be able to setup CNC 3 axis mills; locate, load and proof the CNC program; execute the program; inspect parts; and modify program instructions via M&G code as required to meet engineering specifications.

Conventional Machining Lab

Students are introduced to a variety of conventional machine tools such as mills, drills and lathes.  Topics include cutting tool and tool holder selection.  Work holding methods, spindles and arbors utilized to set up these machine tools for production are also introduced.

Engineering Drawing Interpretations

An introduction to the interpretation of engineering drawings beginning with the basics of orthographic projection.  Topics include: working drawings, lines, linear and angular dimensioning, sectional views, tolerances and allowances, thread representation, arrowless and tabular dimensioning, steel specifications, auxiliary views, point-to-point, and datum dimension conforming to ANSI Y 14.5M and ISO standards

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

An intermediate course in the interpretation of engineering drawing beginning with the basics of dimensional tolerances and tolerance systems.  Topics include: the mathematics of interpreting and specifying tolerances on dimensions, the system of geometric tolerancing, the basic nomenclature and standard symbols conforming to ANSI Y14.5M

Introduction to Lean Manufacturing

This course provides the student with the fundamental knowledge of current continuous process improvement methodologies in use today within competitive manufacturing environments.  This introductory course will expose the student to the basic concepts of Lean Manufacturing theory and the various tools and techniques involved with a lean implementation.  This course will be presented following the lean-six sigma process methodology of DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) to ensure that at the completion of the course the student will be able to participate effectively as a team member in lean implementation projects.

Manufacturing Math

This is a foundation module in manufacturing math.  Topics include: a review of common fractions, mixed numbers, decimal fractions, ratios, proportions, percentages, and algebraic expressions.  Geometric entities including the circle, right and oblique triangles and angular arithmetic including angle decimal conversion, the Pythagorean Theorem, Sine, Cosine and Tangent functions will be reviewed.

Manufacturing Materials/Processes I

An introduction to the basic principles on which manufacturing processes are based and to the basic materials produced by or used in these processes.  Topics include:  the basic processes in manufacturing metals, testing or engineering materials; ferrous and non-ferrous metals and alloys; fundamental metal-casting, molding and heat treating processes; non-metallic materials; metal cutting, forming, welding and joining, metal machining processes; and quality control measurement and inspection.

Manufacturing Materials/Processes II

A continuation of MFG 111: Manufacturing Materials and Processes I with emphasis on metal machining and fabrication technologies, numerical control machining, tooling and fixture design and manufacture, and advanced metals machining technologies and concepts.

Measurement for Manufacturing

This course provides students with the basics of measurement for manufacturing, incorporating an introduction to the construction and usage of inspection tools, as well as a comprehensive set of hands-on exercises.  These tools will be utilized to discover the dimensional characteristics of a variety of sample parts.

Principles of CNC with Mastercam

This course is an introduction to computer numerical control (CNC) programming of 2 and 3 axis machine tools by generating geometries using Mastercam software.  Topics include an introduction to CNC programming coding, set-up tooling, operation, and troubleshooting based on industry print standards.  Students learn the basic principles and applications of numerically controlled software and hardware and experience the setup and operation of CNC milling machines and lathes.

Quality Control

The students will learn how to utilize a broad array of QC tools such as process plans, inspection plans, control charts, sampling plans, and run charts to analyze, control and improve the manufacturing process.

Safety in the Workplace

This course is an introduction to safety and health issues encountered in manufacturing environments. This module introduces students to the concepts of personal and work environment safety requirements of manufacturers and introduces them to governmental oversight agencies such as OSHA.

For more information or if you are interested in a topic but don’t see it listed here, please contact Doreen Forbes-Rogers at 860-512-2817 or dforbes-rogers@manchestercc.edu or Mick Pigott at 860-512-2815 or mpigott@manchestercc.edu. CCTC works with skilled course developers who may be able to provide you with just the course your company is looking for.

Please note:

For individuals looking for manufacturing training opportunities, please contact Tanya Millner-Harlee, Interim Dean of Academic Affairs, at 860-512-2603 or tmillner-harlee@manchestercc.edu.

For employers who would like to offer staff training, please contact Doreen Forbes-Rogers at 860-512-2817, dforbes-rogers@manchestercc.edu, or Mick Pigott at 860-512-2815, mpigott@manchestercc.edu. Grant money is available for workforce training.  Click here for more information.