Explore the principles and applications of direct current and Ohm's Law, and examine the various types of circuits and meters during this apprenticeship course. Discuss additional topics such as electrical power, magnetism, relays, energy, and transducers. Electrical testing and measurement will be reviewed, and electrical safe work practices will be examined.
Explore the basics of schematic print reading for the injection mold set up apprentice, and study topics including hydraulics, pneumatics, and electrical schematics. Print types, symbols, technical specifications, and how this information is used by the trade are included.
Gain the knowledge of the uses and applications of hydraulics required in the apprentice trades. Hydraulic systems, devices and components will be examined. Job duties and tasks related to safety, inspection, testing, maintenance and repair will be included.
Gain the knowledge of the uses and applications of pneumatics required in the apprentice trades. Pneumatic systems, devices and components will be examined. Job duties and tasks related to safety, inspection, testing, maintenance and repair will be included.
Build skills and apply reading electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic schematics to plastic injection molding in this course designed for the injection mold setup apprentice. Study topics such as injection molding, thermosets and thermoplastics, mold set up and start up, and the structure and properties of plastic.
This course is designed to introduce apprentices to blueprint reading and mold design. Apprentices will be introduced to various aspects of piece part design, mold design, and mold construction as they build skills in interpreting industrial prints. Course competencies include mold teardown and analysis, 3D modeling, and rapid prototyping.
This course provide the injection mold setup person with an examination of plastics properties and structures; explores plastics processing and manufacturing; and reviews material selection and testing, material drying, and polymer heating, flow and solidification. Techniques for troubleshooting processes are introduced.
Study various molding processes, including the injection molding process, during this course for the injection mold set up apprentice. This course provides the injection mold setup person with an examination of process optimization, quality, product testing, scientific injection molding principles, and fundamentals of learning manufacturing. Project based activities will help develop problem-solving and troubleshooting skills in the apprenticesâ€™ final semester of related instruction.
Examine industrial automation and applications to various trades. Automation terminology, concepts and applications will be examined. Automated systems, components and devices will be reviewed. Robotics used in modern manufacturing plants will be compared and analyzed. Job duties and tasks associated with safety, inspection, testing, maintenance, repair and servicing will be the primary emphasis.
Explore the topics of applied arithmetic and algebra. Study concepts related to measurement, fractions, decimals, percent, ratio and proportion, signed numbers, formula substitution, solutions to equations, tapers and gears. Calculate the areas and volumes of common geometric shapes.