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Colleges Offer Summer and Fall Manufacturing Classes

Yuba College is offering a summer WELD 83 class that covers an introduction to MIG, TIG and CNC plasma. Students can also register for the fall MFGT 34, an introduction to CNC course. Learn more about Manufacturing Technology at Yuba College.

Sierra College will be offering ADVM 62 during the summer session. Also Mech-1, a general education science class for non-Mechatronics majors, is also offered during the summer. There are still some open seats in the Sierra College Mechatronics entry-level fall courses, despite class size being limited to half of the normal headcount due to COVID. If the college returns to normal class sizes, even more students will be able to register. Learn more under Applied Technologies.

At Sacramento City College learn more about the Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Technician program.

Folsom Lake College is offering Modern Making certificate.

Sierra College Mechatronics Career Fair Held at Harris & Bruno

The Sierra College Mechatronics career fair was held on May 21 at Harris & Bruno International in Roseville. Students had an opportunity to talk with many Sacramento area manufacturing companies to learn about employment openings.

Tony Osladil, Mechatronics Department Chair, Sierra College, reported that industry partners responded positively to the event. “Despite our reduced number of graduates this semester due to COVID distancing requirements in our labs, I was glad to hear that businesses indicated that it was well worth the time to come and talk with students,” said Osladil. “I look forward to getting back to our usual 20+ graduates per semester starting in the fall.”
Not only did Harris & Bruno host the event, the company graciously provided lunch for the attendees. “The barbeque was excellent,” said Osladil. “With the college still being hesitant to have events on campus, Harris & Bruno’s hosting of this event was greatly appreciated. The company has been a partner of the Mechatronics program since our very beginning over 15 years ago and continues to be a valued industry partner and leader in the local business community. Thank you to Courtney, Teresa, and Nick for making this happen.”
Osladil indicated that the next Sierra College Mechatronics career fair will be planned for November 2021. In the meantime, he is taking feedback from companies on ways to enhance the event. Contact Tony Osladil.

Sierra College Advanced Manufacturing Advisory Meeting – April 6

Franz Veitschegger, Chair of Advanced Manufacturing, Sierra College, invites colleagues and industry partners to an Advisory meeting on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 from 5-7 PM. The meeting will be held on zoom.
Please rsvp to Rachelle Smith, Career Education Liaison, at rsmithcel@gmail.com or 530 320-6347.

Agenda:

5:00 Introductions

5:20

  • On ground classes and COVID
  • Review of program and classes/ Current Certificates and Degrees
  • How we are responding to industry needs
  • Proposed modifications to ADVM 63/64
  • Equipment upgrades
  • Internships
  • Industry Speakers / Field Trips

6:00 Discussion and Recommendations

  • Industry changes and Advisory Board input
  • Workforce recommendations
  • Closing

CADENCE Defense Industry Manufacturing Internships will be Offered at Sierra College

Sierra College was selected to participate in the Governor’s Office Department of Defense (DoD) CADENCE grant student internship project. CADENCE project activities will focus on supporting California suppliers in the defense innovation and manufacturing base that are involved in the advancement of specific key technologies or supply chains including microelectronics, fifth-generation (5G) wireless technology, cyber, space, artificial intelligence, and fully networked command, control and communications (FNC3).

Defense manufacturing community consortium firms will benefit from access to a pipeline of talent to meet their workforce needs. CADENCE includes 15 project components executed by a consortium comprised of community, industry, state agencies, and educational institutions. This will provide an experiential learning opportunity where students can benefit from real world applications to their course of study. Colleges will benefit from faculty who bring the needs of industry to the classroom and infuse industry-validated curriculum into their educational programs.

This unique work-based learning project, managed by the California Community Colleges (CCC) Business & Entrepreneurship Sector, involves placing 20 student interns and 10 faculty externs at California defense manufacturing community consortium firms. Each college selected will receive $8,500 ($8,000 for faculty stipends plus $500 for faculty travel expenses).

Sierra College will recruit two student interns from Cybersecurity and Business Entrepreneurship programs, and two faculty mentors.  The faculty externs/coaches will act as liaisons between the California defense manufacturing community consortium companies and student interns. Faculty members will oversee recruitment of student interns, help negotiate the scope of the student internships with the companies and advise the students as they perform the internships. Students will also be encouraged to enroll in their college’s work experience/work study programs to earn college credit for the paid internships.

Learn more at: Governor’s Office DoD CADENCE Student Internship Project

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.

Sierra College Applied Technologies to Locate in Renovated Building

Sierra College has started construction to renovate the “N” building on campus. As a result, Mechatronics, and Drafting and Engineering Support (DES) will relocate to the same facility as Welding and Advanced Manufacturing, making it easier for Applied Technologies students and faculty to collaborate. The project, funded through Strong Workforce, is expected to be complete at the end of the year.

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:

Shop Talk May 5

On May 5, college and high school instructors gathered for this webinar to share resources and techniques to teach remotely and prepare students for advanced manufacturing careers. This week Roy Ingram, from Sierra College Mechatronics presented.

Sierra College Welding Careers Video

The Sierra College Welding program just posted a video featuring students, faculty members and industry partners sharing their passion for welding.