Curriculum

Opportunities for learning:

  • CAD
  • CAM
  • CAE
  • Computer Security
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Hardware Technician
  • HVAC Consulting
  • Land Surveying
  • Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
  • Sheet metal Manufacturing
  • Solar / Wind Power Installation

Mechanical Engineering Basics:

tankThis course is designed to teach students the basic calculations for design engineering. Students will be introduced to the equations of statics, basic physics, strength in materials, engineering geometry, machine design and more. The course will contain a review of basic programming, algebra and trigonometry. Additionally, rudimentary skills such as basic hand sketching and engineering units and measurements.

40 hours

Basic NX (modeling assemblies and drafting):

This course will cover everything needed to create models of basic machine parts and assemblies. All rudimentary CAD skills will be included.

40 hours

Intermediate NX (Intermediate modeling and drafting):

This course will enable students to create detailed manufacturing-ready drawings of model types and begin building their design portfolios. Students will be exposed to the design principles used to innovate the most complex products on the market and learn to create fully defined models, assemblies and the drawings that define them.

40 hours

Advanced NX (modeling assemblies and drafting):

This course will enable students to perform complex modeling needed for aerospace, marine, automotive and advanced medical design. Students will learn advanced assemblies, expressions language, wave linking, product interface and other high level concepts.

40 hours

NX Industrial design surfacing (Surfacing and surface analysis):

This class is a special modeling class for industrial design and studio surfacing. The students will be taught the principles of industrial design and the advanced surfacing techniques required to create some of the most advanced products on the market.

20 hours

NX Sheet Metal:

The sheet metal class covers all the modeling techniques required to create various electrical cabinets, brackets and housings. The course will include a trip to a local sheet metal manufacturing plant and analysis of several samples. The lessons will incorporate experience data on material selection, shape, gauge choice and all other engineering design considerations.

24 hours

NX Nastran:

Students will learn how to perform basic stress and deflection calculations. Students will also perform hand calculations on models they build and confirm that their calculations are correct based on finite element analysis.

16 hours

NX Motion:

This course will contain everything required for the rudiments of kinematic analysis, including linkage design and other mechanisms. That class will also contain assembly and component principles.

16 hours

NX Manufacturing:

This course will contain everything necessary to generate tool paths to drive up to 3-axis milling machines. It will include speeds and feeds, tool path creation, optimization and choice. Students will also learn how to create a tool library, simulate tool paths and post-process their programs. There will be a practical demonstration with an actual 3- axis milling machine.  NX Manufacturing will also include common inspection techniques for finished components.

40 hours

Teamcenter Engineering:

Students will emerge from the Teamcenter class with everything needed to perform intermediate product lifecycle management techniques. The class will be taught in the context of NX modeling. Exercises will demonstrate how to manage project data, leverage legacy data, perform searches, and much more.

20 hours

Business Communication:

This course will focus on the written and spoken communication skills necessary to secure and maintain lucrative employment in the high tech private sector. The emphasis will be writing and public speaking for business. The students will gain practical experience pitching a new high-tech idea.

20 hours