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Advanced Manufacturing Classes Begin in January at Hoke Center

The Advanced Manufacturing Program at the Sandhills Hoke Center offers high-tech, in-demand career training through state-of-the-art equipment designed to meet the growing demand for skilled workers. Through partnerships with local employers, the Advanced Manufacturing Program aligns class offerings and curriculum to provide employers a pipeline of skilled workers with job-specific skills.

“Mechanical Power Transmission Fundamentals Level 2” covers the various mechanical power transmission technologies and their applications. Students will perform and understand safe proper service procedures, tools, proper installation and set-up procedures, and equipment necessary to analyze and repair standard industrial equipment. Emphasis is on mechanical equipment troubleshooting and repair, including conventional techniques and methods.

“Mechanical Power Transmission Fundamentals Level 2” will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 7-June 5 from 6-9 p.m. The cost is $185 plus the cost of the text.

“Mechatronics Level I” will teach the student the fundamentals of industrial systems automated technology and prepare them to understand, develop, and troubleshoot automated industrial production systems. Students will learn the fundamentals of electrical and mechanical systems, electronics including programmable logic control systems, line integration and operations, electro-mechanical systems, hydraulics and pneumatics, control systems and elements such as servos and sensors, and basic industrial computer systems and operations. Students will develop skills in each area by hands-on practice on relevant training platforms and design, implement, and troubleshoot integrated automated systems using a comprehensive, sophisticated industrial system platform. The prerequisites for this class are “MPTF” or “Electronics’” or “Basic PLC Programming.”

“Mechatronics Level I” will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, Feb. 18-Sept. 18 from 6-9 p.m. The cost is $185 plus the cost of the text.

Registration

Seats are still available for these classes. To register in person, stop by the Sandhills Hoke Center at 1110 E. Central Drive in Raeford. You can also register by phone at (910) 695-3980. Registration hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. until noon.

For more information, contact Deneane Smith at (910) 246-4117 or smithl@sandhills.edu.

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