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NAMC
Training & Schedule

Our training was developed with the employer in mind. All of our training has been vetted by an advisory board of Northeast advanced manufacturers to ensure that the skills learned are applicable to the workplace.

Foundation Training

104 hours of class room instruction from a local community college. Foundation training focuses on the core skills necessary to succeed in advanced manufacturing.The curriculum includes Manufacturing Fundamentals, OSHA/Safety, Lean, Basic Mathematical Functions, Computer Skills, Technical Communications, and Quality Control Protocols (including Six Sigma & ISO).

Electronic Technology

283 hours of theory and applied application. The curriculum covers safety, hand soldering, and introduces the various technological skills that are needed to learn effectively and live productivity in an electronic world. The next step in the program is a 70 hour course in the Requirements of Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies which results in J-STD-001 IPC Certification. This is followed up by DC Theory & Lab & AC Theory & Lab both courses are 85 hours and result in DC Certification & AC Certification from the Electronics Technicians Association.

Machining

270 hours of theory and applied application. The curriculum covers Math & Machining Highlights, Metrology & Inspection, Blueprint Reading, GDT, & Solid Works, CNC, and Master CAM. The center piece of the program is 160 hours of Machining lab. This lab covers all aspects of machining from hazard analysis for conventional mills and lathes to machining to specified tolerance to G&M Code programming. The capstone is 40 hours of lab work to refine a student’s skill as a CNC milling operator. This results in a NIMS (National Institute of Metalworking Skills) or MACWIC (Manufacturing Advanced Center Workforce Innovation Collaborative) Certification.

Welding

300 hours of theory and applied application. The curriculum covers Oxygen Acetylene Welding and Oxygen Fuel Cutting, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding and Gas Metal Arc Welding, Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Non Ferrous Metals, and Blueprint Reading and Metal Fabrication. All courses within the curriculum meet American Welding Society (AWS) Guidelines and result in AWS Certification and an OSHA 10 general industry card.

Quality

120 hours of training focused on quality management systems and compliance auditing. The curriculum covers Six Sigma Yellow Belt (CSSYB), ISO 9001, ISO 13485, and FDA Current Good Manufacturing Practices. Students learn metrology concepts through hands-on usage of measurement tools following industry practice and examples. This backed by data analysis training using Statistical Process Control (SPC) principles using Excel and Minitab to understand control charting & evaluate trends. Quality training results in the ability to conduct root cause analysis, provide corrective action and preventive actions (CAPA) to continuously eliminate non-value-added activities. Students successfully completing the program are prepared to sit for an American Society for Quality (ASQ) certification exam. The appropriate level of exam will depend upon individual participant education and experience. The different ASQ certification levels include: Quality Improvement Associate (CQIA), Quality Inspector (CQI), Quality Process Analyst (CQPA) and for the more experienced with a Bachelor’s Degree, the Quality Technician (CQT).

Automation Technician

120 hours of training designed to provide the concepts and skills necessary to run automated equipment. The program uses online modules as well as hands on activities using training equipment. The concepts and skills presented during the program are relevant to setup, programming, running, and troubleshooting automated equipment. Core content includes: Safety and Standard Operating Procedures, Programmable Logic Controllers, Fluid Systems (Hydraulics and Pneumatics), Sensors, Industrial Electrical Systems, Mechanical Drives, and Mechatronics Troubleshooting. Students who complete the training can later take a 40-hour Introduction to Robotics in Automation program and receive the FANUC Certificate “Handing Tool Operations and Programming” Cert Level I upon completion of program requirements. Automation Training prepares students for the content within the advanced manufacturing credit program at Mount Wachusett Community College.

2018 Training Schedule

Training

Training Dates

Educational Partners

Job Fair

Middlesex Community College & Greater Lowell Tech

Machining & Electronics

3/22/18

10/30/17 - 4/12/18

Welding

Medford Tech

5/22/18

1/22/18 - 5/25/18

Somerville CTE

Machining

1/22/18 - 5/25/18

5/22/18

Machining

Northern Essex Community College & Greater Lawrence Tech

1/16/18 - 6/15/18

6/7/18

Machining

E-Team

10/26/17 - 6/15/18

6/7/18

Machining

Center for Manfacturing

3/5/18 - 6/28/18

6/7/18

Quality

Middlesex Community College

4/30/18 - 6/7/18

N/A

Machining & Electronics

North Shore Community College & Lynn Voc Tech & Essex Tech

5/30/18 - 8/24/18

tbd August

Quality

Northern Essex Community College

5/21/18 - 6/29/18

N/A

Automation Technician

Mount Wachusett Community College

7/10/18 - 8/17/18

N/A

Quality

Mount Wachusett Community College

8/28/18 - 10/5/18

N/A