Demand Driven Training for the 21st Century: Advanced Manufacturing & Related Pathways
Get certified and get on your way with FREE training in manufacturing technology from Tulsa Community College
Manufacturing jobs are a driving force in Tulsa's economy. Working in manufacturing is an opportunity for skilled workers to take on challenging projects that combine technology, machinery and production. To help Tulsa area manufacturers meet the growing need for skilled workers in this valuable segment of our local economy, Tulsa Community College is offering FREE training for entry-level positions in manufacturing.
Classes begin August 19th and are now enrolling.
Classes will be held from Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and are 16 weeks.
Interested students will need to attend an orientation session and complete the necessary paperwork. Program orientations will be held from 8am to noon and 1pm to 5pm
- July 29-31
at the TCC Northeast Campus, 3727 E. Apache St., Tulsa, OK in room 145 of the Engineering Technology Building.
Montoya Boaz for additional information on future classes or to sign up for one of the orientation sessions at (918) 595-7987.
Earn National Certification
Classes follow the objectives of the Certified Production Technician (CPT), which follows specifications set by the Manufacturing Standard Skills Certification (MSSC), a national industry-standard certifying body.
Graduates of the TCC program are eligible to sit for CPT national certification. In addition, graduates earn 12 college credit hours within the Engineering Technology degree program and receive a TCC Workforce Certificate of Achievement. Each class is worth three college credits, is stackable, and could lead to an Associate in Engineering Technology or a more advanced degree.
Students who complete the training will be assisted with job placement for entry-level positions such as machinist, assembler and technician.
Training is based on the Certified Production Technician. It includes four modules, and each module is four weeks in duration.
Technical instruction develops skills in four key areas:
- Safety covers topics such as responsibilities, inspection, emergency preparedness, workplace behavior, ear and eye wear, equipment handling, etc.
- Quality includes blueprint reading (assemblers, fasteners, geometric dimensioning, tolerancing, etc.), tape and precision measurement, dimensional gauging, quality systems and more.
- Manufacturing Processes and Production focuses on product creation, mechanical principles (concepts, force measurements, torque and moments, levers and mechanical advantage) mechanical linkages, machining processes, machine operation, production workflow, etc.
- Maintenance Awareness touches on basic electric circuits, pneumatic power systems, hydraulic power systems, lubrication concepts, belt/chain drives, machine control concepts, etc.
The Advanced Manufacturing and Related Pathways grant at Tulsa Community College is a $2.5 million dollar award from the U.S. Department of Labor on October 1, 2012. The grant allows for TCC to build linkages between secondary, community colleges, four-year institutions, and community partners to create new career pathways in the manufacturing, and transportation and logistics industries.