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Skilled Trades in Advanced Manufacturing - Learning Path

Embark on a rewarding journey in advanced manufacturing with this comprehensive program. Explore an array of courses covering key topics such as accountability, adaptability, automation, blueprint reading, electrical circuits, hydraulics, lean thinking, robotics, and more. Gain in-depth knowledge and skills essential for success in the skilled trades.


Working in a cutting-edge industry. Doing interesting work that has a real impact on the world. Having opportunities to learn, grow and advance. Enjoying a stable, fulfilling long-term career. Sound good? Then you should consider a career in the skilled trades in advanced manufacturing.

The following courses are included in this program:

  • Accountability in the Workplace
  • Adaptability and Resilience
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Advanced Topics
  • Applying Code Requirements to Motor Circuits
  • Attitude in the Workplace
  • Automation
  • Bearings
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Chain Drives
  • Communications
  • Concepts of Pressure and Flow
  • Contamination and Filtration
  • Couplings
  • Data & Connectivity
  • DC Motors
  • Directional Control Valves
  • Effective Problem Solving
  • Electrical Circuits
  • Electrical Code
  • Electrical Fundamentals Introduction
  • Electrical Motor Control Components
  • Electrical Motor Controls Introduction
  • Electronic Signals
  • Flow Control Valves
  • Fundamentals of Lean Thinking
  • Gears
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback
  • Health and Safety 101
  • Hydraulic Cylinders and Motors
  • Hydraulic Fluids
  • Implementing Good Ideas
  • Installation and Leveling
  • Interpreting Motor Nameplate Data
  • Introduction to Lean Thinking
  • Introduction to Team Building
  • Kaizen: Learn by Doing
  • Lubrication
  • Managing Conflict and Difficult Interactions
  • Manufacturing - A Career with Potential
  • Ohm's Law
  • Overview of Control Systems
  • PLC Structure and Organization
  • Pneumatic Components
  • Pneumatic Operations
  • Pneumatic Theory
  • Pressure Control Valves
  • Primary Tools of Lean
  • Pumps
  • Reservoirs and Piping
  • Robotics and Advanced Motion Systems
  • Seals
  • Shafts and Attachments
  • Shop Practices
  • Single Phase AC Motors
  • Skilled Trades in Advanced Manufacturing
  • Thinking in Value Streams
  • Threads and Fasteners
  • Three Phase AC Motors

The following comprehensive resources are included as well:

  • Employability Skills Introduction
  • Hydraulic Introduction
  • Lean and Continuous Improvement Introduction
  • Mechanical Power Transmissions Introduction
  • Pneumatics Introduction
  • Pneumatics Introduction

What is a Microcredential? An award presented after completing a collection of learning activities of high value. Microcredential programs usually include hands on components or a blend of different learning formats.


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