Student expertise with computers is evaluated and additional instruction is provided to familiarize less experienced students with computers. Microsoft Office presented, with emphasis placed on gaining experience understanding and using MS Excel.
Industrial safety, lab safety
Topics include: Introduction to Print Reading; Sketching; Scales & Measurement;
Reading Lines and Lettering; Reading Multi-view Drawings; Processes; Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing; Reading Prints of Working and Pictorial Manufacturing Drawings.
Fundamentals of mechanical advantage and timing.
The importance of measurements and understanding measurement tolerance, uncertainty and precision is discussed and tools used in class.
Presentation of the nomenclature, schematics and basic electronic circuit theory required to perform fundamental electronic measurements.
Discussion of ISO and FDA GMP standards presented. Quality Assurance, Quality Control and Documentation functions discussed. Discussion of Metrology including calibration principles and related topics.
Familiarization with Lean Process improvement tools and how they work with Six Sigma quality measures and Supply Chain concepts.
Using the skills acquired through IRT coursework, students work in small groups to complete projects.
Competencies in Reading for Information, Locating Information, and Applied Mathematics are improved through on-line and self-paced learning. Instructors are present during some of the scheduled computer time to facilitate student progression towards completion of the National Career Readiness Certificate.
Students work with trained staff in a classroom environment on topics that include Communication for Business Success, Goal Setting and Attainment, Critical Thinking Skills, Stress Management, Resume & Cover Letter Building, Interview Skills and Team Building.