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Overview

The Susquehanna Workforce Network and Harford Community College are collaborating on a production technician training program that will enable students who complete the program to be hired into manufacturing jobs, one of the highest-paying employment sectors in the region. Funded by an EARN Maryland grant issued through the Maryland Department of Labor, students can enroll in the program at no cost to themselves.

April 18 – June 2, 2022

The courses are:

  • Basic Machining
  • Print Reading
  • Maintenance Shop Skills
  • Hydraulics/Pneumatic Controls
  • Basic Electricity
  • Motor Controls/Introduction To Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Forklift Operator Certification

Upon completion of the program, students will be qualified for jobs such as machine operators, maintenance mechanics/helpers, applied engineering technicians and forklift operators.

Course Timeline

Basic Machining – 24 hours

This course provides an introduction to a variety of material-working processes that are common to the machining industry. Topics include safety, process-specific machining equipment, measurement devices, set-up and layout instruments, and common shop practices. Upon completion, students should be able to be knowledgeable of safety procedures, identify basic machining operations, perform basic measurements.

Print Reading – 12 hours

This course introduces the basic principles of print reading. Topics include line types, orthographic projections, dimensioning methods, and notes. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret basic prints and visualize the features of a part or system.

Maintenance Shop Skills- 12 hours

This course covers force and motion, work and energy, and fluid mechanics as applied in industrial maintenance. Explains principles of operation for simple machines, such as the lever, inclined plane, wheel and axle, pulley, and screw. Explains the basic elements of industrial machines, as well as common measurement tools used to monitor and adjust equipment. Covers hand tools, power tools and fasteners, ending with a discussion of ways to reduce friction and wear.

Hydraulics/Pneumatic Controls- 24 hours

This course introduces the basic principles of hydraulics and applies these principles to build, maintain and troubleshoot industrial transmission hydraulic circuits. Covers theory, generation, storage, transmission, and usage of hydraulic energy, pressure, and flow. Introduces hydraulic schematics and circuits as well as identification and operation of basic hydraulic components.

Additionally, this course introduces the basic physics of energy, work, and power as related to pneumatics. It explains gas laws, flow, pressure, and the basic components of a pneumatic system. It includes air preparation and conditioning, calculation of force and torque, and graphic symbols.

Basic Electricity- 18 hours

This course will enable students to learn the terminology, basic electrical skills, and the use of hand tools and electrical materials. Students will cover basic electrical theory and perform basic mathematical computations, learn layout for installation, repair of electrical fixtures, installation of fixtures, basic wiring, light fixtures, safety procedures, and more.

Motor Controls/lntro to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s)- 12 hour

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of motors and motor controls. Topics include ladder diagrams, pilot devices, contactors, motor starters, motors, and other control devices. Upon completion, students should be able to properly select, connect, and troubleshoot motors and control circuits.

Motor Controls/lntro to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s)- 12 hour

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of motors and motor controls. Topics include ladder diagrams, pilot devices, contactors, motor starters, motors, and other control devices. Upon completion, students should be able to properly select, connect, and troubleshoot motors and control circuits.

Forklift Operator/Certification- 8 hours

Satisfies 29 CFR 1910.178, OSHA’s 1998 revised Powered Industrial Truck Operator Training Standard. This course includes both classroom and hands-on training for first-time drivers and individuals needing refresher training. Must be 18 years old and possess a valid driver’s license. Forklift experience recommended. Eighth grade reading level preferred.

Location

Harford Community College , Leading Edge Training Center, Harford Technical High School


Interested in this Training Program? Please complete the application below!

Equal Opportunity Employer/Program

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