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Refresh your training and broaden your knowledge with this series of technology courses offered in Richmond Community College's state-of-the-art engineering facility. CAD photo with 3-D design
The John E. Forte Building houses fully equipped labs for electrical systems, industrial systems, automation, electronics and hydraulics, as well as a welding shop, plasma cutting tables, motor and motor control trainers, solar trainers, 3D printer and injection molding machine.


Friday, June 1

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. I Volts, Amps and Ohms, Oh My!! I $70 | Forte 322

This course will provide instruction on the basics of electrical components. You will gain confidence in testing safely by being able to practice hands on. You will also get a better understanding of compressors, contactors, motors, potential relays, current relays, PTC devices and more.

Friday, June 8

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. I Refrigeration and Heating/Air Cycles I $70 | Forte 322

In this class, you will get a better understanding of what the gauges of refrigeration, heating and air cycles are telling you and how they work. You will learn how refrigeration, airconditioning and heat pump units work.

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Industrial Math & Measurements I $70 | Forte 325

This course is a competency-based program designed to provide students with enhanced career opportunities in manufacturing. You will be introduced to the basic concepts of manufacturing by emphasizing the importance of measurements and math. You will learn how to apply basic mathematical and measurement procedures that industrial maintenance mechanics and technicians use such as fractions and decimal numbers, basic geometric and trigonometric functions, and measurement tools.
*One-hour lunch break.

Friday, June 15

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Arc Flash Safety I $70 | Forte 322

This is a course designed to train electricians, maintenance mechanics, and machine operators about Arc Flash Safety in the industrial setting in compliance with 2012 NFPA 70E standards. You will be able to properly identify Arc Flash hazards associated with PPE devices that should be used while working in or around 50 or more volts of electrical current. This course is approved for 4 hours of CEU credit through NCBEEC.

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Machining I $70 | Forte 309

This course introduces you to machining operations as they relate to the metalworking industry. Topics include machine shop safety, measuring tools, lathes, drilling machines, saws, milling machines, bench grinders and layout instruments. Upon completion, you should be able to safely perform the basic operations of measuring, layout, drilling, sawing, turning and milling. This class continues on Friday, June 22, and both days are required for certification.
*One-hour lunch break.

Friday, June 22

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. - NEC Analysis of Changes I & II I $70 | Forte 330

This course covers Chapter 1- 4 of the 2017 National Electric Code and provides updates to changes in the 2017 NEC. N.C. amendments and revisions to the rules and laws regulating the current NEC will also be discussed. This course is approved for 8 hours of CEU credit through NCBEEC.
*One-hour lunch break.

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. - PLC Fundamentals I $70 | Forte 318

]This course will cover PLC fundamentals, including what they are and how they are different from relay circuits, you will build numerous applications, from simple to extensive, with a PLC that involve switches, sensors, pilot lights, etc. Topics covered will include introduction to PLC programming, types of programming languages, and basic programming instructions.*One-hour lunch break.

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Machining I Forte 322

This is the continuation of the Machining course from Friday, June 15.
*One-hour lunch break.

Friday, June 29

8 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Basic CAD I $70 | Forte 322

This course will introduce you to AUTOCAD. You will learn how to create basic CAD drawings. Topics will include, creating, opening and saving files, design basics, AUTOCAD basic commands, plotting, dimensioning drawings and creating mechanical and isometric drawings. Basic computer skills are required for this course.

1 to 5 p.m. - 3-D CAD Modeling I $70 | Forte 308

You will learn the process of converting 2-D drawings to basic 3-D models using AUTOCAD. Topics will include AUTOCAD’s 3-D modeling environment, changing the point of view, extrusion of 2-D entities to create solid 3-D objects, rotation and viewing of 3-D objects and representing 3-D objects as shaded or wire frame models.

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. - PLC Fundamentals I $70 | Forte 318

You will learn the basic components of PLCs, including input terminals, output terminals, power source and programming cables. You will also see the hardwiring of a PLC, and how to put the pieces together. This class provides a comprehensive
look at the techniques and devices used by PLCs to communicate with other devices.
*One-hour lunch break.

Friday, July 13

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Office 365 & One Drive I $70 | Forte 330

Microsoft Office 365 is a suite of online applications that let you create Word documents, Excel spreadsheets and more. You can store the documents you create, plus any other files you want on Microsoft OneDrive, an online file storage service. Both of these tools are accessible from anywhere with an Internet connection, and both are free. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to use the features and advantages of Office Online and OneDrive. Basic computer skills are required for this course. This class continues on Friday, July 20. Both classes are required for certification.

Friday, July 20

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Office 365 & One Drive I Forte 330

This is the continuation from Friday, July 13.




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