New Program - Mechatronics

  • NEW OFFERINGS IN MECHATRONICS!

    Mechatronics courses prepare students to test for NIMS Industrial Maintenance credentials, Duty Areas 2-6*

    Mechatronics Technicians that can design, troubleshoot, maintain, and repair today’s sophisticated automated equipment are in high demand in our region.  The Mechatronics Technology program prepares students for careers as multi-skilled technicians in industrial, manufacturing, and commercial settings. This multidisciplinary program includes an innovative blended learning curriculum with theory-based instruction, practical hands-on training on state-of-the art industrial trainers and software, and includes e-learning components. Students acquire skills with electrical systems, mechanical systems, electronics, robotics, mechanics, fluid power systems, PLCs, and other control systems used in today’s manufacturing environment. Technicians trained in Mechatronics enjoy almost unlimited mobility across technical disciplines.  Course prepares students to test for the NIMS1 Industrial Maintenance Technology Credentials, Duty Areas 2-6, and/or PMMI’s2 Mechatronics Certificates.

    1 National Institute for Machining Skills
    2The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies

    MEC151*Mechatronics Technology 1 Program (480 classroom hours) $5695.

    Daytime program for adults M-F, 8-10:45 am.  Students admitted on a rolling basis starting 9/11/2017.  Day students must satisfy clearance requirements to enroll.

    OR take individual courses offered via evening school:

    *AC/DC Circuits (30 hrs-18 classroom 6 sessions) $475.
    MEC101
      Mon & Wed, 10/9-10/25, 6-9 pm
    Learn the fundamentals of electricity through this course. Topics include:  electrical circuit components, input and output devices, voltage measurement, series and parallel circuits, current and resistance measurements, and more.  This course combines online theory with instructor lectures and demonstrations, and hands on practical learning on industrial world class trainers.

    *PLC-Computer Control 1 – RS Logix-500/A-B 1000  (35 hours-21 classroom) $600.
    MEC102  Mon, 10/30-12/18, 6-9 pm This course begins with electric relay control and introduces programmable logic  controller (PLC) topics like PLC orientation, operation, and programming languages, and then moves on to more advanced topics like basic PLC programming, PLC motor control, and event sequencing. Specifically within this curriculum, learners will study topics including: the function of seven types of processor files; how input instructions can be controlled by output instructions; and the operation of a basic multiple actuator sequence program.


    *Electric Motor Control (60 hours-36 classroom) $775.
    MEC104
      
    Wed., 11/1-1/31/18, 6-9 pm
    This course teaches electric control of AC electric motors found in industrial, commercial, and residential applications. Learners gain understanding of the operation, installation, design, and troubleshooting of AC electric motor control circuits for many common applications. You’ll develops skills in interpreting schematics, system design, motor start / stop circuits, motor sequence control, reversing motor control, and motor jogging. Safety is emphasized throughout, highlighting motor safety, lockout/ tagout and safety interlocks.

    *Basic Pneumatics (20 hrs-15 classroom) $475.
    MEC105
      Tues., 10/17-11/21, 6-9 pm
    Basic pneumatics prepares learners to work intelligently in industry with pneumatic applications. It introduces pneumatic power and takes learners through key topics and skills in pneumatic power & safety, pneumatic circuits, pneumatic schematics, the principles of pneumatic pressure and flow, and pneumatic speed control circuits. It covers pressure regulation, air filtration, how to connect pneumatic circuits, pneumatic cylinders, valves, and actuators, a wide array of pneumatic applications, pressure and cylinder force, pneumatic leverage, pressure and volume, and air flow resistance.

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    Plumbing Code Prep (18 hours) $380.
    PLCP01
    Thurs, 10/5-11/9, 6-9 pm
    This class is for plumbers preparing to take their local journeyman’s or master plumber’s license exam.  Topics covered include IPC information and explanation, how to read and interpret charts, and how to calculate sizing of water distribution and DWV systems.  Students must bring International Plumbing Code book to class.  

     

    Small Engine Repair (30 hours) $525.
    SER101
    Tu, 10/3-12/19, 5:30-8 pm
    Students will work in state-of-the-art classrooms and labs covering various types of engines and equipment. This course provides students with excellent training for general mechanics and knowledge of how things work. The students spend 60 percent of the class in the shop, experiencing hands-on training while learning how to repair and maintain a variety of small gas engines.  Blended learning environment combines theory and hands-on skills. Take online tests and earn certificates through Briggs and Stratton and work on custom projects.

     

    Welding Technology I (30 hours) $650.
    WLD102
      Mon & Wed, 10/18-11/20, 6-9 pm
    This basic welding course includes basic shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) and gas metal arc welding (GMAW), arc and mig processes and equipment usage will be covered.  This course will introduce students to the fundamental concepts of welding in preparation for employment in the welding field. Students are required to have a welding helmet, jacket, welding gloves and safety glasses.

     

    Weld Code Prep/Certification (10 hrs) $525. (includes one cert test)
    WDCD01
      M & W, 11/6-11/15, 3:30-6pm
    Sure, you’re good, but are you certified??  Here’s your opportunity.  UBCTS and WTTI (Welder Training and Testing Institute) are joining forces to help welders prepare and successfully complete a code certification test right here at UBCTS.  This 10-hour course is structured around the popular AWS D1.1 welding code.  This code gives you an opportunity to become certified for any and all position(s) using the SMAW or FCAW process on 3/8” or 1” steel plate.   Successful completers will receive the lab report showing this certification -- a certification that frequently leads to more job opportunities and higher earning potential!  This class is taught by a Certified Welding Inspector (CWI).  It starts in the classroom and provides valuable insight into the code and test requirements.  Welders will have 6 hours to practice skills prior to testing, while receiving expert instruction and guidance from an experienced CWI.   This is not a beginner’s course.  Prior knowledge and skills in welding required. Welder provides own practice material and safety gear, including: welding helmet, safety glasses, sleeves/Jacket, boots, and welding gloves.


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    Machining Courses 

                        

    The courses below prepare students to test for NIMS credentials.

    *Blueprints, Layouts, & Measurements for Machining (36 hours) $590.
    BRMA01  W, 10/4 – 1/18/18, 6-9 pm
    This course is designed for machining apprentices and other individuals wanting to develop and hone their skills in reading conventional drawings commonly used in the machining industry.  Instruction will be centered around object visualization and feature definition/recognition.  This course will cover basic and intermediate skill levels, including multiview third angle projections, orthographic, isometric, sectional, and auxiliary view drawings. Book-Blueprint Reading for Machinist Training, NTMA - $85.00.

     

    *Math for Industrial Technologies (36 hours) $575.
    MHIT01
      Tu., 10/3-12/19, 6-9 pm
    This course is designed for machining apprentices and other individuals wanting to develop and hone their skills in solving practical, industrial-based math problems.  Topics of instruction will include:  calculating arithmetic expressions involving whole numbers, fractions, decimals, ratio, proportion, and percentages.  The appropriate use of English/metric conversions, exponents, square roots, basic graph interpretation, and basic algebraic expression (formulas) manipulation will be presented.  An introduction to the use of trigonometry for the solution of right and oblique triangles will also be included.   Book-New Practical Mathematics for Metalworking Trainees, NTMA - $60.00

     

    *Intro to Manufacturing/Machining (45 hours) $575.
    MAC101
      M & W, 10/18 – 12/13, 6-9 pm
    This course provides an introduction to modern manufacturing/machining and discusses the commonalities of skills within various sectors of the manufacturing industry.  Machine shop floor etiquette, workplace cleanliness, safety, proper use of common power tools and hand tools will be stressed.  Drilling and grinding machine tool operations, drill press operation, layout and bench work will be included, as well as an introduction to conventional lathes and milling machines.  Book-Precision Machining Technology,  Peter J. Hoffman- $90.00

    *CNC Programming (36 Hrs) $595.
    MAC104  Tu., 10/10-1/16/18, 6-9 pm
    Students will be introduced to CNC programming of three-axis milling and two axis-turning machines.  Emphasis will be placed on part geometry, job planning, tool selection, set-up configurations, and material cutting characteristics.  A portion of the class will be spent proving out the students’ programs on real world CNC equipment.  General knowledge of machine shop practices and shop math a must.  Knowledge of some trigonometry helpful, but not necessary.  Students must bring a calculator with trigonometric functions to class.  Student purchased textbook required, “Precision Machining Technology” by Peter Hoffman, et. al (2nd edition).

     

    *Lathe Operations 1 (45 hours) $720.
    Tu., 1/23/18 – 5/8/18, 6-9 pm
    This course provides instruction in the terminology, design, setup, operation, and daily care of conventional metal working engine and related lathes.  Theory and practical skill exercises will focus on cutting tool preparations for completing external surface machining such as:  strain turning, threading, chucking, and tailstock operations.  Accident prevention practices and procedures will be stressed throughout the course.

    *Milling Operations 1 (45 hours) $720.
    Th., 1/25/18 – 5/10/18, 6-9 pm
    This course provides introductory instruction in the terminology, design, application, set-up, operation and daily care of conventional milling machines. Accident prevention practices will be stressed.  Topics included are:  lubrication and cleaning of machines; utilizing detail drawings, calculations, layout tools, precision-measuring instruments, and appropriate techniques to prepare parts, and verifying part dimensions during inspection procedures.  Prerequisite:  Math and Blueprint Reading for Machinists

     To register, please complete registration form and return to UBCTS with check or money order.

    UBCTS, Adult Education, 3115 Ridge Road, Perkasie, PA  18944

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    Questions? Please contact Emily Evans at 215-795-2911, ext. 240 or eevans@ubtech.org