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Advanced Manufacturing

 

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person in glasses working with equipmentAdvanced manufacturing is the use of innovative technologies and methodologies for improved competitiveness in the manufacturing sectors. The aim of advanced manufacturing is to enhance output; create quality valued added products that respond to market need; reduce the time to market with improved materials while controlling inventory.  Courses include those that teach new technologies such as 3D printing as well as foundational courses such as Fundamentals of Metrology Concepts.  Courses under this section can be stacked into Micro Credentials, certificates or degrees.  There are many local companies looking to employ people with these skills.


Course Offerings


Advanced Manufacturing Pre-Apprenticeship

Train for an entry level manufacturing position within the Advanced Manufacturing field by enrolling in the hands-on Advanced Manufacturing Pre-Apprenticeship Credential. This 5-month part-time program includes:

  • Certified Production Technician
  • Fundamental Concepts of Metrology
  • Resume writing and mock interviews
  • Interviews with local employers who are ready to hire

DCB 2374 CRN 66938 T/R 2/22-5/5 9:15am-2:15pm  Hyflex $2,284 (lectures available to attend in person or remote)


Certified Production Technician (CPT)

SUNY Ulster has partnered with local manufacturers to offer this course to prepare job seekers and employees with the skills needed to work in a manufacturing environment. The Certified Production Technician (CPT) program recognizes, through certification, individuals who demonstrate mastery of the core competencies of manufacturing production: Safety, Quality Practices & Measurement; Manufacturing Processes & Production, and Maintenance Awareness. This course will raise the level of performance of production workers, assisting individuals in finding higher-wage jobs and helping employers ensure their workforce increases the company's productivity and competitiveness. Non-credit bearing course price does not include the MSSC registration fee and MSSC assessment fee for the four assessments to achieve certification. Students registering for the non-credit bearing course must also register for DCB 2346 to obtain the assessments needed for certification.  Communication from SUNY Ulster and the student will be through SUNY Ulster e-mail communication. You will be asked to monitor that e-mail before and during this course.

MFG 101 T/R 2/22-5/5  9:15-11:15am (3-credit class) Hyflex $981 (includes fees) 

DCB 1786 CRN 66935 T/R 2/22-5/5  9:15-11:15am (non-credit bearing)  Hyflex $500 (lectures available to attend in person or remote)

DCB 2346 CRN 66939 Registration Fee and Four Assessment Fees needed for Certification In-person assessment $300

Funding available for pre-apprentices for both the credit-bearing and the non-credit bearing courses.


CNC Operator I: Theory and Lab

This course introduces core theory and practice for the operation of CNC mill and lathe machines. Hands-on activities will provide opportunities for application of knowledge gained from theory lecture, discussion and  homework. Topics covered include safe operation of CNC machines, writing and loading a basic program into a CNC machine, running a CNC machine to cut a basic shape and the use of precision measuring instruments.  Communication from SUNY Ulster and the student will be through SUNY Ulster e-mail communication. You will be asked to monitor that e-mail before and during this course.

Required textbook (not included. Must be purchased by the student):  CNC Control Setup for Milling and Turning, Peter Smid, ISBN 9780831133504

MFG 105  M 2/28-5/9 6-9:45pm (3-credit class) BOCES $656

DCB 2258 CRN 66936 M 2/28-5/9 6-9:45pm (non-credit bearing class) BOCES $656

Haas Foundation Scholarships available to students in need. To learn how to apply, visit our Scholarship page.


CNC Operator II

This course will enable CNC students to apply the fundamental principles and applications of setup and operation to a CNC Lathe and CNC Mill. The course will cover the creating and editing of advanced multi-axis CNC programs, setup, and create work-holding fixtures. Students will perform typical inspection processes and be able to produce a production run of parts to the given print tolerance. Prerequisite: MFG 105 or by permission of Technology Program Coordinator. Communication from SUNY Ulster and the student will be through SUNY Ulster e-mail communication. You will be asked to monitor that e-mail before and during this course.

Required textbook: CNC Control Setup for Milling & Turning, Smid, 9780831133504

DCB 2012 CRN 66948 M 2/28-5/9 6-9:45pm BOCES $656


Fundamental Concepts of Metrology

This course teaches students to interpret the symbols and measurements that appear on technical drawings, necessary for machine operators, supervisors, inspectors, and other manufacturing personnel. Hands-on exercises, sketching, and group projects will be included in lessons. Topics covered: line types, basic symbols, basic multi-views, dimensions, tolerances, auxiliary views, assembly drawings, threads and fasteners, ANSI symbols, finishes, and sectional views. This course also covers basic measurement and math concepts required in a manufacturing environment. The application of fractions, decimals, metric and standard units, and algebra will be the initial focus, using industry-specific examples to develop students’ mechanical problem solving skills. Basic geometry and trigonometry for calculating unknown dimensions, angles, areas, weights, and volumes will be covered. The course will incorporate work readiness and teamwork skill training. Communication from SUNY Ulster and the student will be through SUNY Ulster email communication. You will be asked to monitor that email before and during this course. 

Required textbook (not included. Must be purchased by the student): Print Reading for Industry, ISBN: 978-1645646723

MFG 109 T/R 2/22-5/5 12:15-2:15pm (3-credit class) Hyflex (lectures available to attend in person or remote) $656

DCB 2342 CRN 66937 T/R 2/22-5/5 12:15-2:15pm (non-credit bearing class) Hyflex $500 (lectures available to attend in person or remote)


Fundamentals of Electricity

This electricity fundamentals course is geared towards those looking to understand electricity as it relates to a manufacturing or construction career. Topics covered will include basic electrical principles, Ohm’s Law, Watt’s Law, power, energy, series & parallel circuits, ampacity, wire sizing, magnetism, alternating current, capacitors, inductors, 3-phase power, motors, troubleshooting, and electrical safety. This course includes a lab component.  Communication from SUNY Ulster and the student will be through SUNY Ulster email communication. You will be asked to monitor that email before and during this course. 

Required textbook (not included. Must be purchased by the student): Electrical Studies for Trades, ISBN 9781133278238

MFG 102  M/W 2/23-5/9 5:30-7:30pm (3-credit class) SRC $656

DCB 2182 CRN 66933 M/W 2/23-5/9 5:30-7:30pm (non-credit bearing class) SRC $656


AutoCAD

This course covers the basics of CAD drawing using AutoCAD. Topics covered; Work Environment Setup, Entity Creation (LINE, ARC, CIRCLE, and POLYGON etc.), Entity Modification (ERASE, MOVE, COPY, ARRAY, MIRROR, etc.), LAYERs, Symbol Creation and Recall (BLOCK, WBLOCK, INSERT, etc.), Dimensioning Setup and Creation, Annotation (TEXT, DTEXT, MTEXT, and QLEADER), File Storage and Recall (SAVE, SAVEAS, OPEN). Students must have access to the Autodesk AutoCAD software. A free student version can be DOWNLOADED. Communication from SUNY Ulster and the student will be through SUNY Ulster e-mail communication. You will be asked to monitor that e-mail before and during this course.

Required materials: Autodesk AutoCAD software

MFG 111 M/W 2/23-5/9  5:30-7:30pm (3-credit class) SRC $656

DCB 2400 CRN 66932 M/W 2/23-5/9  5:30-7:30pm (non-credit bearing class) SRC $656


Electrical Theory I

A basic introduction to electrical theory as it relates to the manufacturing and clean technology fields.  For students who are looking for a more in-depth course on electricity, they should consider DCB2182, Fundamentals of Electricity. This course is a pre-requisite for those taking Intro to Photovoltaics (PV) Systems. Communication from SUNY Ulster and the student will be through SUNY Ulster e-mail communication. You will be asked to monitor that e-mail before and during this course.

DCB 1947 CRN 30275 M/W 2/23-3/9 5:30-7:30pm (non-credit bearing class) SRC-Kelder $199


Photovoltaics (PV) Systems – NABCEP Recognized

Learn the basics of how to site, design, and install photovoltaic (PV) systems. This course includes sizing systems for both grid-connected and off-grid PV systems.  Learn about the solar resource, the problems associated with shading and the best orientation and tilt for PV arrays.  The course will cover the basic sizing and design of systems to serve a given electrical load, and safety procedures for installers.  Students will study the electrical code for PV systems in detail, and the various mounting systems for PV arrays and how they affect roofs.  Course includes a hands-on installation of a PV system.  Students completing this course may sit for the NABCEP PV Entry Level Exam.  

Required textbook (not included. Must be purchased by the student): Understanding Photovoltaics, ISBN: 9780979161186

MFG 120  T/R 3/22-5/5 5:30-8:15pm (3-credit class) SRC-Kelder $656

DCB 1795 CRN 66934 T/R 3/22-5/5 5:30-8:15pm (non-credit bearing class) SRC-Kelder $656


Solid Modeling I

This course is an introduction to Solid Modeling using solid modeling software.  Topics emphasized include design intent solid modeling, sketches, parametric dimensioning and relations, creation and modification of solid feature and 3D viewing of parts. Students will create parts, part configurations, assemblies and drawings throughout the term. Communication from SUNY Ulster and the student will be through SUNY Ulster e-mail communication. You will be asked to monitor that e-mail before and during this course.

Required textbook to be purchased by student: SolidWorks 2021 Basic Tools, ISBN 978-1-63057-415-4

DCB 2224 CRN 66942 R 2/3-5/19 6-9pm SRC $656

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