The Applied Manufacturing & Design Concepts Certificate is a 10 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

TEAM BUILDING AND PROBLEM SOLVING (10196189)

3.00

Apply the skills and tools necessary to facilitate team development and effectiveness, solve complex problems, pinpoint the root cause of conflict, and resolve issues between team members. Each learner will demonstrate the application of the benefits and challenges of teamwork, perform the necessary roles in a team, facilitate the stages of team development, conduct conflict resolution, evaluate potential causes of a problem, develop multiple approaches to problem solving and decision making, exhibit the ability to build consensus and commitment, utilize a systematic approach to defining and solving problems and implement various methods for evaluating results based on established criteria and metrics.

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INTRODUCTION TO MACHINE SHOP (10420101)

2.00

Apply and learn operation of mills, lathes, drilling, grinding and general metal fabrication. This course is designed to give the learner the theory and hands-on training leading to the ability to work safely in a shop. Individual part fabricating and precision measurement are covered.

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INTRODUCTION TO WELDING (10442101)

1.00

Compares equipment and techniques used in the major arc welding and thermal cutting processes. Learners perform introductory level welds in the SMAW, GMAW, FCAW and GTAW processes. Learners also perform material preparation skills including shearing, grinding and thermal cutting.

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Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • Youth Apprenticeship Certificate

SOLIDWORKS 1 (10606133)

1.00

Introduces the learner to basic SolidWorks commands to produce 3-dimentsional parts, assemblies and engineering drawings. The learner will master beginner level commands and have a thorough understanding of the basic operation of the software.

Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • SolidWorks Certified Associate Exam CSWA

SOLIDWORKS 2 (10606134)

1.00

Introduces the learner to intermediate SolidWorks commands to produce 3- dimensional parts, assemblies and engineering drawings. The learner will utilize and practice their existing beginner level commands and skills while mastering intermediate level skills with an emphasis on mechanical engineering drafting and design. Upon completion the Learner will have an opportunity to take the SolidWorks Certified Associate Exam (CSWA) to obtain a highly recognized credential known worldwide.

Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • SolidWorks Certified Associate Exam CSWA

LEAN MANUFACTURING FUNDAMENTALS (10623147)

2.00

Analyzes the eight wastes of manufacturing. The learner will then explore concepts such as 5S, Total Productive Maintenance, Kanban, Value Stream Mapping. The learner will be given activities to implement concepts in their work setting.

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MACHINE TOOL CAM PROGRAMMING (32420352)

1.00

Applies PC-based integrative computer graphics systems used to create and convert computer-generated designs into tool paths for computer-controlled machine tools. Learners will be able to load and simulate these programs.

Test-Out Option Term Definitions

Test

An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.

Skill Demonstration

A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.

Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration

A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.

Portfolio

A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.

Have Questions?

If you have further questions regarding our Credit for Prior Learning options, please contact Student Records at studentrecords@ntc.edu or 715.803.1023.