Manufacturing Technology & Industrial Engineering

Manufacturing

Minnesota businesses and their success are dependent on a highly-skilled, educated and productive workforce. Regulations, customer demands, product quality requirements and global competition require all levels of the organization to perform at the top of their game.

All businesses need to develop operational sophistication to predictably deliver quality products to customers -- on time.

Professional & Workforce Training provides training and services specifically designed and developed to build employee knowledge, skills, and abilities, improve business process, procedures and performance, and not to meet or exceed regulatory compliance.

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Current manufacturing environments require highly-skilled employees at all levels of the organization.

Improve your competitive edge and develop world-class employees who enable your company to meet customer demands.

Advanced Technology Center Sample Programs & Courses

Statistical Analysis/Minitab

SolidWorks Intro

SolidWorks Advanced

SolidWorks - CSWA Exam Prep

Certificate in Six Sigma Green Belt

Applied Shop Math

Blueprint Reading

Dimensional Metrology

Hand/Measuring Tools

GD & T

Statistical Process Control

Strengths Finder 2.0

Revit Architecture

Welding/AWS

Precision Sheet Metal

Six Sigma

Lean Manufacturing

CNC Operations & Programming

Value Stream Mapping

Set-up Reduction

Gage R&R

Design for Experiments in Manufacturing

Total Productive Maintenance

Product - Process - Preparation (3P's)

Mistake Proofing in Manufacturing

8D Problem Solving

 

Other Trades Sample Programs & Courses

Electrical Systems for Facilities Maintenance Personnel

Forklift

Gas Piping & Venting

HVAC for Commercial & Residential Systems

Special Engineer Boiler License Exam Prep

ARC Flash

NEC Code Update

Power Limited

RPZ/Cross Connection Control & Backflow Prevention

LabView Core I & II

Essentials of Plumbing for Commercial & Residential Systems

Online NEC Webinar Training & Exam Preparation

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Building Maintenance

Building Maintenance, EPA Section 608 Technician Certification (Universal Card)

In this class students will review refrigeration industry standards on recovery and recycling of refrigerants. The course content is designed to assist individuals preparing for the EPA Section 608 Technician Exam. The test is given at the end of the class. Required course materials include a textbook and DVD. Materials will be mailed to the student PRIOR to the class. It is strongly recommended that students register at least 3 weeks in advance to allow time for materials to arrive and time for the student to become familiar with the concepts. Best results on the exam are obtained when the student reviews the materials prior to the class.

HVAC for Commercial & Residential Systems

This course introduces participants to the basic types of HVAC systems with emphasis on refrigeration. Topics include:   - Theory   - Troubleshooting   - Operations and Maintenance   - Electrical Components   - Commercial applications   - Controls and Motors Students should be familiar with a volt-ohm meter. The cost of materials including textbook is included in the course fee.

Gas Piping and Venting

This 44-hour course is designed to teach students how to perform venting and ventilation of gas appliances, as well as residential, light industrial and commercial HVAC. Topics include ICC codes applicable to the State of Minnesota, fundamentals of combustion, venting, and chimney and gas pipe sizing 

Boiler License Exam Prep

Engineer Boiler License Exam Prep

This 20-hour course is designed to prepare participants to pass the State of Minnesota Special Engineer boiler examination.  Concepts include:    Basics of thermodynamics and heat transfer   Boiler design, hot water boilers, steam boilers, piping and valves   Feedwater, combustion, and draft   Boiler operation, hazardous operating conditions   Boiler maintenance and inspections   High and Low Pressure fundamentals  Course fee includes textbook. 

NEC Code Training

16-hour NEC Code Update

This course meets the requirements for 16 hours of board approved continuing education for renewal of all electrician licenses by the Minnesota State Board of Electricity. The course emphasizes topics of field interest--wire size and load, boxes, lighting and motor requirements, and hazardous locations--according to the State Board's interpretation of the 2011 code. Bring 2011 code book and calculator, Hi-liter pens, notebook to class.

8-Hour NEC Code Update

This course meets the requirements for 8 hours of Minnesota State Board of Electricity approved continuing education. This course uses the 2011 code book as a guideline. Bring 2011 code book to class.

Power Limited/Low Voltage Continuing Education

This course meets the requirements for 16 hours of board approved continuing education for renewal of all Low Voltage/Power Limited licenses by the Minnesota State Board of Electricity. The course uses the 2011 code book as a guideline. Bring 2011 code book to class. (Electricians needing only 8 hours of continuing education may take the first or last half of this course by arrangement with the Corporate Center.)

2-hour NEC Code Update Interactive Webinar; Part 1 Registered Unlicensed

Part 1 Registered Unlicensed (P1 Reg-Unl) covers Article 90 - Introduction; Article 100 - Definitions; Article 110 - Requirements for Electrical Installations: Computer with internet access, camera, microphone, and speakers. An access code will be emailed to sign into the session and will be sent 30 minutes prior to the session.

2-hour NEC Code Update Interactive Webinar; Part 1 Session 1

New Online Webinar Class, P1S1!  NEC Mandate, NFPA disclaimer, Article 80/Annex H; Article 90, MN Electrical Act, Code Wide Changes. Requirements:  Computer with internet access, camera, microphone, and speakers. An access code will be emailed to sign into the session and will be sent 30 minutes prior to the session.

2-hour NEC Code Update Interactive Webinar; Part 1 Session 2

Part 1 Session 2 (P1S2) covers Article 110, Requirements for Electrical Installations; Changes and Important Space Requirements. Requirements:  Computer with internet access, camera, microphone, and speakers. An access code will be emailed to sign into the session and will be sent 30 minutes prior to the session.

2-hour NEC Code Update Interactive Webinar; Part 1 Session 3

Part 1 Session 3 (P1S3) covers Article 200, Use and Identification of Grounded Conductors; Article 210, Branch Circuits, Article 225, and Outside Branch Circuits. Requirements:  Computer with internet access, camera, microphone, and speakers. An access code will be emailed to sign into the session and will be sent 30 minutes prior to the session.

2-hour NEC Code Update Interactive Webinar; Part 1 Session 4

Part 1 Session 4 (P1S4) covers Article 230, Services, and Article 240 Over-Current Protection. Requirements: Computer with internet access, camera, microphone, and speakers. An access code will be emailed to sign into the session and will be sent 30 minutes prior to the session.

2-hour NEC Code Update Interactive Webinar; Part 2 Registered Unlicensed

Part 2 Registered Unlicensed (P2 Reg-Unl) covers Article 200.2, 200.4, 200.7, 210.8, 210.12, and 225. Requirements: Computer with internet access, camera, microphone, and speakers. An access code will be emailed to sign into the session and will be sent 30 minutes prior to the session.

2-hour NEC Code Update Interactive Webinar; Part 2 Session 1

Part 2 Session 1 (P2S1) covers Article 250, Grounding and Bonding; Changes in Articles 250.2 through 250.52. Requirements: Computer with internet access, camera, microphone, and speakers. An access code will be emailed to sign into the session and will be sent 30 minutes prior to the session.

2-hour NEC Code Update Interactive Webinar; Part 2 Session 2

Part 2 Session 2 (P2S2) covers Article 250, Grounding and Bonding; Changes in Articles 250.53 through 250.190. Requirements:  Computer with internet access, camera, microphone, and speakers. An access code will be emailed to sign into the session and will be sent 30 minutes prior to the session.

2-hour NEC Code Update Interactive Webinar; Part 2 Session 3

Part 2 Session 3 (P2S3) covers Article 300, Wiring Methods, and 300.1 through 300.50. Requirements:  Computer with internet access, camera, microphone, and speakers. An access code will be emailed to sign into the session and will be sent 30 minutes prior to the session.

2-hour NEC Code Update Interactive Webinar; Part 2 Session 4

Part 2 Session 4 (P2S4) covers Article 310, Conductors for General Wiring; Article 310.1, Scope Article 310.2, Definitions; Article 310.10, Uses Permitted; Article 310.15, Conductor Ampacities, and Ampacity Tables. Requirements:  Computer with internet access, camera, microphone, and speakers. An access code will be emailed to sign into the session and will be sent 30 minutes prior to the session.

 

Forklift Operator Training

Forklift Operator Training

This four-hour course has classroom instruction and hands-on skills training. All training is completed indoors in a climate-controlled environment. Training is complaint with OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1910.178.Drivers learn the following: OSHA standard & regulations, fork truck inspection, safe operation, loading, traveling, high rack storage, and more. The Forklift Training course compliments CDL Drivers Training, Building Utilities Maintenance courses and Landscape careers.

LabVIEW Core I & II

LabVIEW Core I & II

The LabVIEW Core I course introduces students to the LabVIEW environment, features, and dataflow programming. At the end of Core I, students can create applications that acquire, process, display, and store real-world data. It is an excellent course for quickly getting up to speed with LabVIEW. The format of this course enables you to immediately apply programming concepts with its hands-on approach to learning.  The LabVIEW Core II course teaches you to design complete, stand-alone applications with the LabVIEW graphical development environment. This introduces you to common techniques for successfully implementing and distributing LabVIEW applications for research, engineering, and testing environments.  Topics Include: Develop PC-based data acquisitions, analysis, and display applications. Create user interfaces with strip charts, graphs, and buttons. Acquire analog waveforms using a data acquired board. Design and implement stand-alone applications using LabVIEW. Create logical, reusable applications that conform to accepted programming design standards. Improve the execution speed of your application.

SolidWorks

Introduction to SolidWorks

Qualified Students should have experience in:   Courses are designed for people who are working in manufacturing and want to bettering understanding of creating drawings and blueprints. This 50-hour, 10-week course is for those interested in manufacturing and who want a better understanding of how to create drawings, designs and blueprints using SolidWorks. The course covers the basics of solid modeling to convey design concepts by using the sketch mode and assembly modeling.  Qualified students will have hands-on experience in drawing and sketching prints, manufacturing and computer basics.  The course will be structured weekly with one night being the main classroom session and the other designated for lab work and coaching. Drawing/sketching prints by hand or with software (AutoCad, ProE, other); Computer basics; Blueprint Reading.

Advanced SolidWorks

This 60-hour, 10-week course covers advanced parametric solid modeling utilizing SolidWorks software as the design tool. The course will explore complicated aspects of using design sketches to form solids through the use of Lofts, Guided Sweeps and Non- Linear Surfaces. The course will explain and demonstrate Top- Down Assembly modeling, use of 3-dimensional sketching to form parts, as well as creating Assembly and Detail drawings with Bills of Materials. The course will stress the ease of use and necessity to understand Design Intent. Prerequisite: Introduction to SolidWorks course, signed off by instructor, and ability to read and create part drawings within SolidWorks.

Backflow Prevention

Backflow Prevention, RPZ / Backflow Prevention

Public health officials have long been concerned about cross-connections and backflow connections in plumbing systems and in public drinking water supply distribution systems. Such cross-connections, which make possible the contamination of potable water, are ever-present dangers.   Backflow prevention assemblies installed in the building plumbing system protect potable water from being contaminated by water from building drains, process equipment and other sources of contamination. Annual testing of backflow prevention assemblies is required. This course will give you hands-on experience in testing, troubleshooting, and repairing backflow prevention assemblies.   This course provides the training needed to qualify for Backflow Prevention Tester registration in Minnesota. If you are a licensed plumber, the course will also qualify you for Minnesota Backflow Prevention Rebuilder Registration. Taking the course now gives you the opportunity to qualify for Backflow Prevention Tester registration immediately.

Welding

Welding - 20 hours

Course is run in conjunction with the 40-hour Basic Welding Class. This is a 20 hour class and can be done with in the eight weeks that the 40 hour class runs. PPE and tools required.

Basic Welding - 40 hours

This 40-hour course covers basic welding procedures using Arc Welding and Oxy-fuel equipment, including discussion on the safe use of this equipment. Shop time will be devoted to completing welds using SMAW, GTAW and GMAW based upon the individual student needs. This course is designed to allow a great deal of flexibility to allow the student to choose which process to focus their training on.

The biomedical and medical device manufacturing industry demands employees with advanced skilles and up-to-date training on the full spectrum of design, regulatory, manufacturing process and quality assurance issues.

Highly-regulated industries must have a skilled workforce to meet the demands of regulations and the global marketplace.

Sample Programs & Courses

Blueprint Reading

Cardiovascular Physiologic & Related Medical Devices

Creativity and innovation for the Life Sciences/Medical Device Industry

Essentials of Risk Management

Fundamentals of Internal/ISO & FDA Audit Preparation

Fundamentals of Medical Device Industry

Principles of GMP for Biomedical Operations

Process and Equipment Validation for the Medical Device Industry

Risk Management & FMEA

Six Sigma 101 for the Pharmaceutical & Medical Device industry

Six Sigma Black Belt Online Training

Certificate in Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate

Statistical Analysis/Minitab

Technical Writing for Results in Biomedical

Working in a Regulated Environment

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Biomedical Technology

Begin with a detailed overview of the anatomy and physiology of the heart and blood vessels, then proceed to review the common pathological conditions that are diagnosed and treated. Role of devices like pacemakers, defibrillators, heart valves, catheters, stents and many diagnostic tools are covered. 

Quality Systems

Design your Quality Systems to prevent FDA citations and improve total operations. Activities include document review, teambuilding and analysis of manufacturing procedures. Styles and formats are covered.

Technical Writing

This workshop is for technicians, engineers, staff and managers who write or supervise those who write technical papers and reports. Learn how to apply writing principles and techniques that will present your message effectively and appropriately and save you time and improve writing quality.

Product Development

Learn new skills and approaches to product development. Address the processes and tools needed for the new reality. Learn how to balance industry contraints while still encouraging breakthrough creativity.

A combination of training, services and networking to teach Minnesota manufacturers how to improve their bottom lines by reducing the amount of energy required to produced products using renewable energy and conservation technologies/practices.

Sample Programs & Courses

Biodiesel Fundamentals

Biofuels Fundamentals

Capturing & Using Heat Loss

Compressed Air Systems

Data Centers

Energy Audits

Fan Systems

Lighting Use, Types & Control

Mechanical Fundamentals for Biofuels

Mechanical Fundamentals for Process Control in Biodiesel Production

Mechanical Insulation

Motor Systems

Process Heating Systems

Pumping Systems

Reducing Peak Energy Demand

Renewable Energy Generation

Steam Systems

Variable Speed Motors

People in Industrial Engineering, Electronics and Construction Trades make the world go around. These jobs build the infrastructure of our modern day society.  Whether you are looking to start a new career, obtain a license or need classes to keep up your license current, we have the courses you need to be successful.  

Sample Programs & Courses

Electrical Systems for Facilities Maintenance Personnel

Forklift

Gas Piping & Venting

HVAC for Commercial & Residential Systems

Special Engineer Boiler License Exam Prep

ARC Flash

NEC Code Update

Power Limited

RPZ/Cross Connection Control & Backflow Prevention

LabView Core I & II

Essentials of Plumbing for Commercial & Residential Systems

Online NEC Webinar Training & Exam Preparation