Workforce Continuing Education

Advanced Manufacturing/Applied Technology


oe-01Advanced Manufacturing/Applied Technologies Programs offers Occupational Extension courses.  These courses are designed to improve individual efficiencies, upgrade and/or improve present job skills or to prepare for future employment.

For more information contact Lisa Newkirk at 919-739-6931 or ldnewkirk@waynecc.edu.

CLASSES TO LOOK FOR:

ADVANCED WELDING — BILINGUAL

This course is designed to further familiarize students with the advanced welding. Training strategies will include lecture and hands-on activities with evaluation based on attendance, class participation and demonstration of skills. This course will also prepare students with job skills in stick welding, gas welding, operation of cutting torch, electric welding, heliarc welding, and safety.

AUTO SAFETY INSPECTION

This course is designed to meet the training and licensing requirements (initial and/or renewal) for the Vehicle Safety Inspection Program administered by the NC Division of Motor Vehicles, License, and Theft Bureau. Upon completion, a student will understand the rules, regulation, and procedures for conducting a vehicle safety inspection; be able to inspect a vehicle properly and be prepared to sit for the state certification exam.

*Required materials: LT-310 form signed by owner, partner, or officer of the inspection station must be brought to class the first night. Available online at connect.ncdot.gov.

BASIC WELDING I

This course is designed to familiarize students with the basics of welding, provide an understanding of the hazards of welding, and teach the use of all safety equipment available. Students will learn why they should use the right type of rod for different kinds of metal. Topics will include gas welding, operation of cutting torch, electric welding, heliarc welding and safety. Training strategies will include lecture and hands-on activities with evaluation based on attendance, class participation and demonstration of skills.

BASIC WELDING II

This course is designed to further familiarize students with the basics of welding. Training strategies will include lecture and hands-on activities with evaluation based on attendance, class participation and demonstration of skills. This course will also move students to a deeper knowledge and understanding of topics to include gas welding, operation of cutting torch, electric welding, heliarc welding and safety.

EPA REFRIGERANT CERTIFICATION

This course is a training course designed for HVAC technical personnel to assist in meeting Environmental Protection Agency mandated requirements related to Air Quality Standards. Topics include refrigerant chemistry; oils and application; ozone depletion; Montreal Protocol; Clean Air Act; recovery, recycling, and reclamation; containers-safe handling and transport of refrigerants; conservation-servicing and testing; waste oil; and high pressure and low pressure industrial/commercial chillers.

INTRODUCTION TO HVAC

This introductory course provides instruction on HVAC/refrigeration basic systems, trouble shooting and repair/replacement. Format for the course will include classroom instruction and hands-on practice. The course objectives are to develop a basic understanding of systems trouble shooting, repair and replacement.

INTRODUCTION TO WATER JET CUTTING AND DESIGN

This course is designed to provide students with the basics of water jet machining.  Students will learn safe water jet machine operation, drawing and making a part, using water jet software, fixturing, cutting a part, and part inspection. In addition, this course will detail best practices in creating tool path creation in order to optimize workflow. Topics include an overview of water jet equipment, part creation, proper cutting procedures, tool paths, material handling and identification, measuring, and part inspection. This hands-on course will help get students familiar with machining with a water jet.

INTRODUCTION TO LASER CUTTING AND ENGRAVING

This course is designed to provide students with the basics of Laser Cutting and Engraving.  Students will learn to engrave and cut various materials and be able to design, create, and assemble parts for various applications. Topics include: safe machine operation, measuring, drawing, designing, cutting, and assembling a part using software, job setup and fixturing, and part inspection. In addition, this course will detail best practices in material selection and tool path creation in order to optimize workflow. This hands-on course will help get students familiar with Laser Cutting and Engraving.

OBD II EMISSION CONTROL

This course is designed to meet the training and licensing requirements (initial and/or renewal) for the On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) Emissions Inspection Program administered by the NC Division of Motor Vehicles, License, and Theft Bureau. Upon completion, a student will understand the rules, regulations, and procedures for conducting an OBD emissions inspection; be able to inspect a vehicle properly; and be prepared to sit for the state certification exam.

*Required materials: LT-310 form signed by owner, partner, or officer of the inspection station must be brought to class the first night. Available online at connect.ncdot.gov.

 

Course schedules are published every semester.   Courses are organized on the basis of need, interest, and availability of suitable facilities.  A full program is offered, with classes usually meeting once or twice a week, from two to three hours each session.  Download this registration form to get started!

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Lisa Newkirk at 919-739-6931 • ldnewkirk@waynecc.edu