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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. Student sits at a motor and controls trainer while looking at an electrical schematics diagramThe 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 2

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Microsoft Excel Level One | $70 | Forte 330
This course will provide instruction to help the beginning student get started with Excel. Identification of the worksheet elements, performing basic calculations, modifying data and the appearance of a worksheet and managing and printing workbooks will be covered. Students will need to bring a FlashDrive to save files.

Friday, June 9

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Microsoft Excel Level Two| $70 | Forte 330
Calculations with advanced formulas and using pivot tables to analyze data will be introduced in this course. Other topics of instruction include using charts to present data, slicers and pivot charts, inserting graphics into a worksheet and ways to customize and enhance the Excel environment. Students will need to bring a FlashDrive to save files.

8 a.m. to 1 p.m. EPA 608 Certification | $70 | Forte 322
This course will cover information required for the EPA certification examination. Topics covered may include small appliances, high pressure systems, and low pressure systems.  Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of refrigerants and be prepared for the EPA certification exam. Class continues June 16 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and June 17 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in Forte 330 and must be attended for certification. Certification exam is $25 to be paid online during class. Student must bring credit/debit card with billing address.

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hydraulics/Pneumatics | $125 | Forte 328
This course introduces the basic components and functions of hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Topics include standard symbols, pumps, control valves, control assemblies, actuators, FRL, maintenance procedures, and switching and control devices. Upon completion, students should be able to understand the operation of a fluid power system, including design, application, and troubleshooting. Class continues June 16, 23 and 30 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (32 hours total) and must be attended for certification.

Friday, June 16

8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Basic CAD | $70 | Forte 308
Using AUTOCAD, students will emerge with knowledge of how to create basic CAD drawing. Topics will include creating, opening and saving files; design basics; AUTOCAD basic commands and toolbars; plotting; dimensioning drawings; and creating mechanical and isometric drawings. Basic computer skills required for this course.

1 to 5 p.m. 3-D CAD Modeling | $70 | Forte 308
Students 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. Previous CAD experience required for this course.

Friday, June 23

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Microsoft Excel Level Three | $70 | Forte 330
Continue to expand your knowledge of Excel with this third level course. Students will be introduced to macros and conditional formatting; learn how to protect files and share workbooks with colleagues; worksheet audits and trace cells; data analysis with trend lines and spark lines; performing statistical analysis; linking cells in different workbooks; the importation and exportation of data; and the integration of data with the Web. Students need a working knowledge of Excel and will need to bring a FlashDrive to save files.

Friday, June 30

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Excel Level Four | $70 | Forte 330
Dive into deeper data analysis with this course. Designed for individuals with a high aptitude in using Excel formulas and functions, this course will include work with the following functional categories: Math and Trig, Date and Time, Text, Lookup and Reference, Statistical, Financial, Logical and Informational. Students need a working knowledge of Excel and will need to bring a FlashDrive to save files.

Friday, July 14

8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Electrical Schematics And Diagrams | $70 | Forte 322
This course will provide an overview of electrical schematics and diagrams. Electrical diagram types, schematic electrical symbols and architecture symbols will be introduced, in addition to single-line, pictorial, wiring and architectural diagrams. This course is approved for 4 hours of CEU credit through NCBEEC.

1 to 5 p.m. Electrical Blueprint Reading | $70 | Forte 322
An introduction and refresher instruction on the basics of electrical blueprint reading and will be the focus of this course. Topics include identifying blueprint components; wiring diagrams; use of scales; electrical schematics; using gridlines to identify plan locations and dimensions; and interpreting blueprint abbreviations, symbols and keynotes. This course is approved for 4 hours CEU credit through NCBEEC.

Friday, July 21

8 a.m. to 12 p.m. NEC Analysis of Change I | $70 | Forte 322    
This course covers Chapter 1 and 2 of the 2017 National Electric Code and provides updates to changes in the 2017 NEC.  NC amendments and revisions to the rules and laws regulating the current NEC are also discussed. This course is approved for 4 hours of CEU credit through NCBEEC.

1 to 5 p.m. NEC Analysis of Change II | $70 | Forte 322
This course covers Chapters 3 and 4 of the 2017 National Electric Code and provides updates to changes in the 2017 NEC.  NC amendments and revisions to the rules and laws regulating the current NEC are also discussed. This course is approved for 4 hours of CEU credit through NCBEEC.

To Sign Up

Contact Angineek Gillenwater:
(910) 410-1848

ajgillenwater@richmondCC.edu

Pre-registration required and tuition payment for all courses required by 3 p.m. the Thursday before the class meets. Minimum enrollment required.