The Manufacturing Maintenance course curriculum is aligned with the Siemen's Level 1 credentialing, which is also used as the core of the VWCC Mechatronics Career Studies Certificate. The Workforce sequence of 2 courses, listed below, prepares entry-level manufacturing and maintenance technicians to repair and maintain large and complex machines to perform their work.
Through on-line, classroom and hands-on training, students will build skills in an array of mechanical, electrical and technological areas including:
- Mechanical systems
- Hydraulic and pneumatic systems
- Electrical control systems
- PLCs - Programmable Logic Controllers
Students will use a variety of resources including online OSHA instruction and Tooling-U from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.
For more information on the Siemens Level 1 Certification, visit: https://www.sitrain-learning.siemens.com/DE/en/content/SMSCP-Siemens-Mechatronic-System-Certification-Program.do
The Industrial Maintenance Technician Program consists of 2 courses taught in approximately 5 months total:
- Basic Manufacturing Skills - (pre-requisite to Manufacturing Maintenance), 112 contact hours; 4 hours per session, 3 sessions per week, 28 sessions over 9 weeks. Available Credentials: Manufacturing Technician Level 1 (MT1) Certificate from the Manufacturing Skills Institute
- Manufacturing Maintenance - 120 contact hours; 4 hours per session, 3 sessions per week, 30 sessions over 10 weeks. Available Credentials: OSHA card, Siemens Mechatronics Systems Certificate Program (SMSCP) Level 1 Certificate and students will also take the Bennett Mechanical Assessment.
- Tooling-U online learning
- OSHA online learning voucher
- Siemens Level 1 exam and Bennett Mechanical Assessment
Note: It is recommended that the student purchase a flash drive
CLASS PREREQUISITES: Basic Manufacturing Skills