Advanced Manufacturing Skills Center

Creative Technology

Advanced Composites

Creative Technology (C-Tech) courses provide students with practical high-tech skills needed for the current and future manufacturing environment. Our goal is the most literal application of principles through the integration of 3-D design, electronics, automation, drone technology, and material science.

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3D Design Programs

Our 3D Design Programs are a comprehensive collection of courses designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills needed to create complex 3D designs, animations, simulations, and immersive experiences. The series provides an overview of industry-leading software applications and explores a wide range of 3D design principles. From creating basic shapes to designing intricate models and bringing them to life through animations and simulations, all of these programs caters to individuals looking to develop their skills in the digital realm, irrespective of their levels of experience.


Advanced Composites

The Advanced Composite courses place an emphasis on practical experience, allowing students to work with composite materials to gain an understanding of real-world manufacturing challenges. By participating in the manufacturing process, students develop skills to overcome complexities such as selecting optimal manufacturing processes, handling defects, and identifying the optimal curing process for each component. C-Tech's practical experience component also offers students access to advanced composite equipment and software systems.


General Industry Skills

The General Industry Skills courses are designed to provide students with a foundational understanding of essential skills required in the industry, such as welding, soldering, and the use of various machines and tools. These skills are transferable across different fields and serve as a great starting point for students seeking to advance their learning in more specialized areas.


Drone Technology

Our Drone, or UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) courses offer comprehensive and technical training in current technology. Participants will acquire broad technical competencies in RF systems, motor systems, electronics, and composite materials. The courses cover open-source control software like Betaflight and iNav, as well as the principles of flight dynamics, aerodynamics, and energy management. Advanced sensors such as GPS, optical flow sensors, range finders, and other sensor systems are also covered in detail. Participants gain hands-on experience in UAV fabrication, testing, and tuning, acquiring technical expertise in manual calibration of PID systems and critical components. By completing our courses, learners possess the technical skills and knowledge needed to operate UAVs, either for hobby or professional use.


Robotic Automation/Mechatronics

In robotic automation, we delve into systems that automate tasks and processes, which can also enhance efficiency and precision. Mechatronics takes an interdisciplinary approach that combines mechanical engineering, electronics, computer science, and control engineering to design, create, and operate smart systems and products, often involving elements of robotics and automation.


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