Spring 2021 Manufacturing Classes Offer In-person Labs

Both Yuba and Sierra Colleges are offering in person advanced manufacturing labs because this is considered an essential profession.

Sierra College Advanced Manufacturing spring courses:

  • ADVM 0062 – Introduction to CAD/CAM
  • ADVM 0063 – Design 2-D Mfg of 3-D Objects
  • ADVM 0064 – Computer-Aided 2D Design
  • ADVM 0066 – CNC Machining Level 1
  • ADVM 0067 – CNC Machining Level 2

Sierra College also offers welding, mechatronics, engineering and drafting and engineering support.

Yuba College spring manufacturing courses include:

  • Prin Machine Shp MFGT-20-M0460
  • Interm Machine Shop MFGT-21-M5977
  • Comp Num Control MFGT-34-M0461
  • CAM MFGT-35-M7522
  • Prob Manufact Tech MFGT-60-M7523
  • Advanced Machine Shop MFGT-62-M4642

Yuba College also offers welding and drafting courses.

New Virtual “Breakfast with a Manufacturer” Starts in November

With virtual tours being so successful on National Manufacturing Day, October 2, the regional Education to Manufacturing project will partner with SVMI and SME Sacramento Valley to offer monthly “Breakfast with a Manufacturer” remote events for college and high school classes.

The first presentation will be held on Tuesday, November 17. Cal Reynolds, President of Snowline Engineering, Cameron Park will present. Snowline Engineering is a state of the art manufacturing business enterprise which specializes in precision machining and sheet metal, fabrication and assembly.

The first school to participate will be Pete Delosa’s Introduction to Design Engineering class at Golden Sierra Junior-Senior High School in Garden Valley. The virtual tour and session will be recorded and made available to other teachers.

CA Mobility Center Connects Employers to Interns

In partnership with the Sacramento Valley Manufacturing Initiative (SVMI) and other community organizations, the CA Mobility Center is piloting a Career Pathways Program in electric mobility and manufacturing and seeks employers to offer internships. 

Thanks to the City of Sacramento and CARES Act, funding is currently available to offset the cost of the program. These costs include technical assistance for employers and intern salaries. The internships are expected to be a minimum of 120 hours. Interns will be ready for placement as early as November.

The program provides students with job-readiness and basic technical training for electric mobility and manufacturing occupations as well as an internship.

More information for employers here.

Now Students can use Fusion 360® on Chromebooks™

Using Chromebooks™, students can now access Fusion 360®, announced Autodesk®. Any student, educator or design competition mentor with a Chromebook™, an Autodesk® account and an educational subscription can access the service.

For more information, please refer to Autodesk’s FAQ.

If you would like to provide students with access to Fusion 360® on their Chromebooks™, please email Autodesk representative, Di Jin.

Virtual Tours Offered on National Manufacturing Day

As part of National Manufacturing Day on October 2, 2020, over 260 Sacramento-area college and high school students will participate in 13 virtual tours of local advanced manufacturing companies.

Across the country, manufacturers are hosting events on October 2 for National Manufacturing Day 2020. The goal is to attract students who like to create with their hands to highly paid, in-demand manufacturing careers. In addition, Manufacturing Day increases awareness of the contributions of manufacturers to the Sacramento region as well as state and national economy.

Tours are being offered by AMW Design, Garner Products, Inc., Harris & Bruno International, Kratos, Siemens Mobility and Tri Tool, among others. Fourteen schools are participating in 13 virtual tours, reaching over 260 Career Technical Education students. Presentations will be made representatives such as a manufacturing engineer, CAD/CAM design engineer, CNC operator, welder, electro mechanical technician, quality assurance/quality control and industrial maintenance mechanic.

When students can talk with employees about careers through the zoom tours, they can start to see themselves in similar roles in the future.

Connecting students to employers is critical to attracting them to work in the field, explained Dean Peckham, President, Sacramento Valley Manufacturing Initiative (SVMI).

“Sacramento is home to manufacturers of life saving medical devices, food that is shipped worldwide, robotics used in scientific exploration, components for energy saving electric vehicles and many more innovative companies that are making a positive impact on the world,” said Peckham. “When students can talk with employees about careers through the zoom tours, they can start to see themselves in similar roles in the future.”

Manufacturing professionals who are members of SME Sacramento Valley and SVMI, are working closely with educators to celebrate the national event, according to Jeff Briggs, Regional Director, Advanced Manufacturing North Region, California Community Colleges, housed at Sierra College.

“Students benefit from seeing work environments and are inspired when they learn about career opportunities from those working in the industry,” said Briggs. “Virtual tours have proven to be impactful.”

SVMI is also hosting Manufacturing Day for Manufacturers on October 29.

Autodesk® Innovative Camping Product Design Competition

Autodesk® announced the fourth student mini design competition, offered August 24 to Sept. 4. The challenge is to develop an innovative new camping product using Autodesk® Fusion 360. The purpose of these design competitions is to continue to motivate and engage students to sharpen their CAD skills and build up their resume. The first place winner’s prize is a 3D Space Mouse. Students sign up here.

This was the design winner from the previous challenge:

Advanced Manufacturing Pre-Apprenticeship Offered in Sacramento

The Sacramento Valley Manufacturing Initiative (SVMI) is partnering with the Charles A. Jones (CAJ) Career and Education Center in Sacramento to offer a Manufacturing Pre-Apprenticeship program. The first session starts November 5 and is a 90 hour program held over five weeks. Seven sessions will run from January through September 2021. Currently they plan remote education followed with lab work when it is allowed.

Participants register with both CAJ and Cal Jobs, a process that can take 2-4 weeks. The cost is $500 and that is refunded by Cal Jobs in proportion with attendance. Look at the CAJ Catalog section about the pre-apprenticeship.

Learn more at the Charles A. Jones Career and Education Center website; it is a public adult school operated by the Sacramento City Unified School District. Below are the planned topics:

  • Intro to Advanced Manufacturing
  • Additive Processes
  • Subtractive Processes
  • Forming Processes
  • Joining Processes
  • Soft Products, Sewing, Textiles
  • Surface Finishing Processes
  • Manufacturing Support Systems
  • Manufacturing Safety
  • Use of Basic Hand Tools &
  • Components and Terminology
  • Critical Thinking and Proper
  • Troubleshooting Techniques
  • Advanced Manufacturing Career Pathways

Adv Mfg Classes Start August 2020

Employers are hiring people with advanced manufacturing skills who can learn on the job and are interested in expanding their skills through community college classes, certificates and degrees. In the Sacramento region, Sacramento City College, Sierra College and Yuba College have courses starting in August 2020, from August 19 to 29.

Download the Advanced Manufacturing Essential Careers flyer with Sacramento area classes to share

Sacramento City College — Industrial Maintenance Mechanic/Technician Training

  • IMMT 120 Technical Documentation and Communication
  • IMMT 121 Industrial Mechanics I
  • IMMT 130 Technical Calculations
  • IMMT 140 OSHA 10 General Safety – IIPP
  • IMMT 230 Industrial Electricity I
  • IMMT 240 Industrial Fluid Power I
  • IMMT 250 Industrial Control Systems I
  • IMMT 252 Industrial Control Systems II

Sierra College – Advanced Manufacturing (CNC)

  • ADVM 0062 CAD/CAM using Fusion 360 and Machining Theory
  • ADVM 0063 Intro to laser, water jet, plasma cutting, assembly and forming. Turn 2D sheets into 3D functional parts.
  • ADVM 0064 Focusing on Plasma cutting and 2D cutting techniques
  • ADVM 0066 CNC machining and inspection
  • ADVM 0067 Advanced CNC machining and inspection

Yuba College – Manufacturing Technology/Machining

  • DRAFT 30 Technical Drawing with AutoCAD
  • MFGT 20 Principles of Machine Shop
  • MFGT 21 Intermediate Machine Shop
  • MFGT 60 Problems in Manufacturing Technology
  • MFGT 62 Advanced Machine Shop
  • WELD 30 or 10 Gas Welding or Introduction to Arc Welding

Sierra College Plans Advanced Manufacturing Labs

Franz Veitschegger, department chair, announced that Advanced Manufacturing at Sierra College will have classes this Fall 2020 semester. As essential skills, on-campus labs preparing students with CNC skills for Sacramento area manufacturing careers will be back for Fall 2020 classes. Courses begin August 24. Learn more at the Sierra College website.

Lab sessions will be on campus for ADVM 63, 64, 66, and 67 courses. The 62 class (CAD/CAM/ Machining Theory) will be available all online with structured courses. 

More details on the courses:

ADVM 0062 – CAD/CAM using Fusion 360 and Machining Theory

ADVM 0063 – Intro to laser, water jet, plasma cutting, assembly and forming. Turning 2 Dimensional sheet goods into functional three dimensional parts.

ADVM 0064- Focusing on Plasma cutting and two dimensional cutting techniques

ADVM 0066 – CNC machining and inspection

ADVM 0067 – Advanced CNC machining and inspection

Makers to Entrepreneurial Careers – Sierra College Video

From machining to mechatronics, many students dream of turning their idea or prototype into a business someday. At Sierra College, the interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship program helps students find their inner entrepreneur.

The business planning class is based on Adobe® Kickbox model, the college connects students to a mentor network of successful founders and certificates prepare students from any major to become entrepreneurs.

In this video, a veteran and Sierra College student shares how he started producing vests after taking classes and uses the makerspace to manufacture products. Faculty members who are also serial entrepreneurs explain the program. Share this video with your students: