Skill Certifications

Targeted workforce training

Central Piedmont Community College

1201 Elizabeth Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28204
(704) 330-2722
Website: www.cpcc.edu

Computer-Integrated Machining

Computer-Integrated Machining Technology curriculum is designed to develop skills in the theory and safe use of hand tools, power machinery, computerized equipment and sophisticated precision inspection instruments. Students will learn to interpret blueprints, set up manual and CNC machines, perform basic and advanced machining operations and make decisions to insure that work quality is maintained. Employment opportunities for machining technicians exist in manufacturing industries, public institutions, government agencies and in a wide range of specialty machining job shops. The Computer-Integrated Machining Technology Program at CPCC provides students with the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills in CNC programming and a broader knowledge in CNC Graphics Programming. All projects are performed on full-scale industrial equipment used in local industry.

Student Learning Outcomes
At the completion of the Computer-integrated Machining Degree, students will have:
A fundamental knowledge of skills in the theory and safe use of hand tools, power machinery and computer operated equipment.
The technical ability to interpret blueprints, setup manual and CNC machines, perform basic and advanced machining operations to insure that work quality is maintained.
The ability to use the general principles, concepts, theories, of mathematics to CNC programming and CNC graphics.

Programs offered include:

  • D50210 - Computer-integrated Machining [Diploma]
  • C50210-C1 - Computer-integrated Machining Certificate Specialization In Cnc Programming & Operations [Certificate]
  • C50210-C2 - Computer-integrated Machining Certificate Specialization In Fundamentals Of Machine Tools [Certificate]
  • C50210-C3 - Computer-integrated Machining Certificate Specialization In Basic Machining Skills [Certificate]
  • C50210-C4 - Computer-integrated Machining Certificate Specialization In Motorsports Machining Cert. I [Certificate]
  • C50210-C5 - Computer-integrated Machining Certificate Specialization In Advanced Machine Tool Operations [Certificate]
  • C50210-C6 - Computer-integrated Machining Cert Spec In Computer-integrated Machining Tech Pathway [Certificate]

For more information, please contact Clyde Hooks at (704) 330-6608 or by email at clyde.hooks@cpcc.edu

Mechanical Engineering Technology

The Mechanical Engineering Technology curriculum prepares graduates for employment as technicians in the diversified mechanical and manufacturing engineering fields. Mechanical Engineering technicians assist in the design, development, testing, process design, improvement and troubleshooting and repair of engineered systems. Emphasis is placed on the integration of theory and hands-on application of engineering principles. In addition to course work in engineering graphics, engineering fundamentals, materials and manufacturing processes, mathematics and physics, students will study computer applications, critical thinking, planning and problem solving and oral and written communications. Graduates of the curriculum will find employment opportunities in the manufacturing or service sectors of engineering technology. Engineering technicians may obtain professional certification by application to organizations such as ASQC, SME and NICET.

Programs offered include:

  • D40320-D1 - Concepts Of Mechanical Design [Diploma]
  • D40320-D2 - Concepts Of Manufacturing [Diploma]
  • D40320-D3 - Basics Of Manufacturing [Diploma]
  • C40320-C1 - Mechanical Engineering Technology Cert Spec In Fundamentals Of Manufacturing [Certificate]
  • C40320-C2 - Mechanical Engineering Technology Cert Spec In Mechanical Cad Operation [Certificate]

For more information, please contact Jorma Harkonen at (704) 330-6416 or by email at jorma.harkonen@cpcc.edu

Mechatronics Engineering Technology

The Mechatronics Engineering Technology curriculum prepares graduates for employment as technicians in engineering fields requiring electrical, mechanical and computer skills. Mechatronics Engineering technicians assist in the design, development, testing, process design and improvement, and troubleshooting and repair of complex engineering and manufacturing systems. Emphasis is placed on the integration of theory and the hands-on application of engineering principles. In addition to course work in engineering fundamentals, basic manufacturing and electricity, computers, mathematics and physics, students will study critical thinking, planning and problem solving, and oral and written communications. Graduates of the curriculum will find employment opportunities in the manufacturing or service sectors of engineering technology. Engineering technicians may obtain professional certification by applying to organizations such as ASQC, SME, PMMI and NICET.

Student Learning Outcomes
At the completion of the Mechatronics Program, students will be able to:
Identify and prepare automated processes.
Identify, analyze and prepare components not functioning in the system.
Implement quality processes, demonstrate timeliness and continuous improvements.

Programs offered include:

  • C40350-C1 - Mechatronics Engineering Technology Certificate Specialization In Mechatronics [Certificate]
  • C40350-C2 - Mechatronics Engineering Technology Cert Spec In Mechatronics Engineering Tech Pathway [Certificate]
  • C40350-C3 - Mechatronics Engineering Technology Certificate Specialization In Mechatronics Level I [Certificate]
  • C40350-C4 - Mechatronics Engineering Technology Certificate Specialization In Mechatronics Level 2 [Certificate]

For more information, please contact Jorma Harkonen at (704) 330-6416 or by email at jorma.harkonen@cpcc.edu

Welding Technology

The Welding Technology curriculum provides students with a sound understanding of the science, technology and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metal industry. Instruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes. Courses in math, blueprint reading, metallurgy, welding inspection and destructive and non-destructive testing provide the student with industry-standard skills developed through classroom training and practical applications.

Successful graduates of the Welding Technology curriculum may be employed as entry-level technicians in welding and metal working industries. Career opportunities also exist in construction, manufacturing, fabrication, sales, quality control, supervision and welding-related self-employment.

Student Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the AAS degree in Welding Technology will be able to:

Safely and efficiently utilize cutting and welding equipment that complies with accepted industry standards.

Read/interpret mechanical drawings and apply communicated information to build fabricated assemblies that comply with industry standards.

Demonstrate acquired skills and a knowledge base that meets or exceeds established industry benchmarks.

Programs offered include:

  • C50420-C1 - Welding Technology Certificate Specialization In S.M.A.W. Of Pipe Welding [Certificate]
  • C50420-C2 - Welding Technology Certificate Specialization In Entry Level Welding [Certificate]
  • C50420-C4 - Welding Technology Certificate Specialization In Inert Gas Welding [Certificate]
  • C50420-C5 - Welding Technology Certificate Specialization In Advanced Level Welding [Certificate]
  • C50420-C6 - Welding Technology Certificate Specialization In Expert Level Welding [Certificate]
  • C50420-C8 - Welding Technology Certificate With a Specialization In Robotic Welding And Cutting [Certificate]
  • C50420-C9 - Welding Technology Certificate With a Specialization In Orbital Gtaw Welding. [Certificate]

For more information, please contact Steve Gore at (704) 330-4429 or by email at steve.gore@cpcc.edu

Manufacturing Leaders Academy: Management Institute

Effective leaders possess the beliefs, values and competencies that enable them to stay on course when things are going well, maintain focus when confused and chart a path for moving forward during turbulent times. The Manufacturing Leaders' Academy Leadership Institute provides thought-provoking facilitated sessions while creating a safe haven for meaningful dialogue on topics important to experienced manufacturing leaders.

For more information, please contact the Corporate Learning Center at (704) 330-4660.

IHK Certificates

Industrial Specialist in CNC Technology
CNC (Computer Numerical Control) is the computer technology that tells machines how to cut metal. Students will be able to write computerized instructions and designs to program lathes and milling machines.

At the IHK-Karlesruhe BIZ, the Industrial Specialist in CNC Technology completes:

• Basic Level CNC Technology: This course focuses on the basics of CNC technology. Through hands-on exercises, students become familiar with creating simple programs for lathes and milling machines.

• Continuation CNC Technology: This course builds on the CNC technology knowledge and skills. Students receive instruction in contour routing and parameter programming for multi-axial turning and milling machines.

• User Level CNC Technology: This course deepens the knowledge of computer-aided programming systems, of CAD/CNC coupling and the Computer Integrated Machining (CIM) environment. Students generate CNC programs on their own graphical programming system and apply knowledge to multi-axial turning and milling machines.

At CPCC, these learning objectives are met through a series of specially chosen courses from the Associate's in Applied Science in Computer Integrated Machining Technology program.

Industrial Specialist in PLC Technology
PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) mechanisms are used in complex systems like assembly lines and amusement park rides.

At the IHK-Karlesruhe BIZ, the Industrial Specialist in PLC Technology completes:

• Basic Level PLC Technology: This course focuses on hands-on PLC basics, maintenance, program documentation and programming sequence controls, including basics of step sequence programming.

• Continuation Level PLC Technology: This course builds on the PLC knowledge and skills. Students receive instruction in structured programming, analog value processing, basic field bus systems and advanced programming features.

• User Level PLC Technology: This course broadens the existing knowledge through practical examples of planning and designing systems, including field bus systems.

At CPCC, these learning objectives are met through a series of specially chosen courses from the Associate's in Applied Science in Electrical Engineering Technology program.

For more information on these certificates, and how you can get started, please contact Engineering Technologies Division at 704.330.6860.

Six Sigma Certifications

Earning an industry-recognized Six Sigma certification validates your commitment to quality, increases your earning potential and helps you stand out in a competitive job market. CPCC's Green Belt and Black Belt certifications combine classroom study and online assignments, providing students with a learning environment that is both convenient and flexible. Learn more about the courses, by clicking the links below:

For more information, please call (704) 330-4223.

 

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