Certificate Programs

This 15-hour program is completed online over a 30-day period with an in-person assessment at the end. As a result of this training, students will be able to explain safety practices and Foreign Object Damage or Debris (FOD) control; demonstrate the use and care of measuring tools and basic math concepts in relation to measuring; interpret basic blueprint nomenclature; illustrate work order comprehension; and demonstrate lean manufacturing/5 S (Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, Sustain) best practices. Successful completion of this single-course program meets the requirements to earn the Advanced Manufacturing Basic Certificate.
This 40-hour, one-week course covers the foundations of aerospace assembly of aluminum structures. Students will complete three labs covering the installation of solid rivet fasteners to join composite panels. Students must demonstrate excellent foreign object debris (FOD) awareness by maintaining a clean workspace and applying diligent tool control practices. Blueprints and work instructions foster a quality-procedure-based culture by using signed-off quality checks (QC).?? Successful completion of this single-course program meets the requirements to earn the Aerospace Assembly Foundations: Composites certificate.
This 40-hour, one-week course covers the foundations of aerospace assembly of aluminum structures. Students will complete three labs covering the installation of solid rivet fasteners to join composite panels. Students must demonstrate excellent foreign object debris (FOD) awareness by maintaining a clean workspace and applying diligent tool control practices. Blueprints and work instructions foster a quality-procedure-based culture by using signed-off quality checks (QC). Successful completion of this single-course program meets the requirements to earn the Aerospace Assembly Foundations: Metals certificate
This 24-hour, week-long course gives students a broad introduction to the world of advanced composites, with a focus on carbon fiber reinforced epoxy systems. This course is offered in a lecture/lab setting with a 30/70 split, respectively. Students will cover lecture topics such as basic measuring, layup notation, science, and math skills required to be a composite technician. In the lab, students will perform five hands-on lab projects covering the fabrication skills and techniques (including leak free vacuum bags!) needed to perform basic pre-impregnated layup and wet layup processes. Chemical and lab safety as well as foreign object debris (FOD) awareness is always practiced. These skills are essential to manufacturing composite parts in the aerospace field. Successful completion of this single-course program meets the requirements to earn the Composite Technician Onboarding Certificate.
This 138-hour program is offered through four courses covering topics in direct current, alternating current, semiconductors, and digital circuits. These skills-based classes are made up of lecture and lab components. Lecture components are offered online asynchronously, and lab components are completed in person asynchronously, by appointment. Though the program is offered asynchronously, students should expect to spend 10 hours per week for 15 weeks to complete the training content. By the end of this program, students will be able to: demonstrate effective electrical and shop safety including PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) use; follow safety procedures, and lock-out tag-out protocol; measure AC & DC voltages and currents; explain fundamental electrical principles; recognize and troubleshoot diode, transistor, thyristor and opamp circuits; write simple C language programs; interpret documents and prints describing various electronic circuits. At the successful completion of this program, students will be eligible to earn the Electrical & Electronic Troubleshooting Certificate.
This 177-hour program is offered through six courses covering topics in direct current, alternating current, control systems, motors, VFDs, and instrumentation. These skills-based classes are made up of lecture and lab components. Lecture components are offered online asynchronously, and lab components are completed in person asynchronously, by appointment. Though the program is offered asynchronously, students should expect to spend 10 hours per week for 17 weeks to complete the training content. By the end of this program, students will be able to: demonstrate effective electrical and shop safety including PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) use; follow safety procedures, and lock-out tag-out protocol; measure AC & DC voltages and currents; explain fundamental electrical principles; create and analyze; construct industrial controls systems that integrate a VFD, HMI, and motors with a PLC using Allen Bradley Studio 5000 and Factory Talk programs; interpret documents and prints describing various electronic circuits. Students that complete this 6-course program will earn a certificate as an Electrical System Specialist.
This 1-day, 4-hour course introduces composites, how to identify and repair gel coat defects, and provides hands-on practice with repairing damaged parts. As a result of this training, students will be able to identify different reinforcement fabrics, resins, and adhesives; describe the resin infusion process; and demonstrate the appropriate use of tools and materials to repair damaged gel coat. This course contains 1.5 hours of lecture and 2.5 lab hours, all of which will take place in person at Kihomac's facility.
This 80-hour course meets over a four- or five-week period. As a result of this training students will be able to explain the basic components, functions, and terminology of injection molding machines and molds, explain the basic concepts behind part and mold design; develop mold protect procedures; install and pull molds from injection molding machine platens; and demonstrate basic math for molders. Successful completion of this single-course program meets the requirements to earn the Injection Molding Tech I Certificate.
Introduction to advanced composites gives students a broad introduction to the world of advanced composites, with a focus on carbon fiber reinforced epoxy systems. This course is offered in a lecture/lab setting with a 30/70 split, respectively. As a result of this training, students will be able to topics such as basic measuring, layup notation, science, and math skills required to be a composite technician. In the lab, students will perform nine hands-on lab projects covering the fabrication skills and techniques (including leak free vacuum bags!) needed to perform basic pre-impregnated layup, wet layup, resin infusion, filament winding, and roll wrapping processes. Chemical and lab safety as well as foreign object debris (FOD) awareness is always practiced. These skills are essential to manufacturing composite parts in the aerospace, sporting goods, and automotive fields. Successful completion of this single course program meets the requirements to earn the Introduction to Advanced Composites Certificate.
The 81-hour Medical Device Manufacturing: Processes and Practices certificate program includes four required courses. This program addresses the competencies outlined by the medical device industry and covers basic core knowledge and skills required for entry-level positions. Two additional elective courses are also available. Each course content aligns with national industry-recognized standards. A core knowledge and skills certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of all required courses in this program. This training is appropriate for those new to the industry, transitioning from a related discipline or professionals wanting refresher courses. Successful completion of this 4-course program qualifies the student to earn the Medical Device Manufacturing Processes and Practices Certificate.
This 80-hour course meets over a four- or five-week period. As a result of this training, students will be able to create processing procedures for multi-cavity molded parts by applying principles of scientific injection molding; explain basic injection molding press functions and parts; apply industry-specific math concepts; and interpret graphs related to injection molding machine parameters. Successful completion of this single-course program meets the requirements to earn the Principles of Scientific Molding I Certificate.
This 50-hour hybrid course meets over a three-week period. The first two weeks include two hours of online training per day (M-F), and the final week has three 8-hour in-person labs. As a result of this training, students will learn the skills necessary to begin work as a mechanic at Stadler Rail. Students will learn to: describe basic workplace safety including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), equipment safety, and Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO); calculate basic math required for Mechanical Assemblers; interpret technical documents such as blueprints and Bill of Materials (BOM) to lay-out and assemble mixed material parts; describe different means of corrosion protection; and demonstrate correct bonding procedures. Successful completion of this single-course program meets the requirements to earn the Stadler Mechanical Onboarding Completion Certificate.
This 24-hour certificate program includes one course and meets over three consecutive days. As a result of this training, students will be able to describe basic workplace safety including Personal Protective Equipment, equipment safety, and Lock-Out Tag-Out (LOTO); calculate basic math required for Thermoforming Technicians; interpret technical documents such as blueprints and Bill of Materials (BOM) to layout and assemble mixed material parts; use pneumatic routers and drills with various bits to trim thermoformed parts; and demonstrate correct use of hand tools.
This 150-hour program is offered through six courses covering topics in electronics, industrial controls, and electrical assembly. These skills-based classes are made up of lecture and lab components. Lecture components are offered online asynchronously, and lab components are completed in person asynchronously, by appointment. Though the program is offered asynchronously, students should expect to spend 10 hours per week for 15 weeks to complete the training content. By the end of this program, students will be able to: demonstrate effective electrical and shop safety including PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) use; follow safety procedures, and lock-out tag-out protocol; measure AC & DC voltages and currents, and explain fundamental electrical principles; design, document, and construct industrial controls systems that integrate a VFD, HMI, and motors with a PLC using Allen Bradley Studio 5000 and Factory Talk programs; interpret documents and prints describing various industrial control circuits;, and solder simple circuits and build simple cables. Successful completion of the six courses listed below meets the requirements to earn the VFD and PLC Systems Technician Certificate. The courses in order are 1) WTAU 110; 2) WTAU 100; 3) WTAU 130; 4) WTAU 140; 5) WTAU 150; and 6) WTAU 160.
This 16-hour course includes one course and meets over two consecutive days. As a result of this training, students will be able to describe workplace and food safety relevant to a highly automated production environment, calculate basic math required for technicians, interpret technical documents such as standard operating procedures and bill of materials to operate automated equipment, demonstrate lean manufacturing and 6-sigma principles to reduce process time, and describe Vobev company HR and EHS policies and operations.