Advanced Manufacturing Classes

Certified Production Technician (CPT)

Designed to train students for high-paying, in-demand jobs in advanced manufacturing, CPT is endorsed as a quality training program for entry-level employment by Unilever HPC and ITG Burlington in Raeford and Coty, Inc. in Sanford. Students learn manufacturing production systems and minor manufacturing equipment maintenance and repair as specified by the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council. Students prepare to complete four MSSC certifications: Safety, Quality Practices and Measurement, Manufacturing Processes and Production, and Maintenance Awareness leading to the comprehensive CPT credential.

Sandhills Hoke Center
101 Johnson Hall
$185 + $60 MSSC certification fee + $45 per certification (4 Certifications) + text
CEU: 17.1
3431      Mar 4-Sep 23           MW              6-9pm

Mechanical Power Transmission Fund. Level 1

Designed to provide you with the necessary foundation content to understanding working with mechanical power transmissions, this class covers reading blueprints, industrial mathematics to linear motion, drilling speed calculations and more. Topics are instructor led with hands-on demonstrations and troubleshooting performed by the student. Upon successful completion, you should be able to identify and apply learning to all fundamental content and demonstrate safe, proper maintenance and troubleshooting procedures.

Sandhills Hoke Center
107 Johnson Hall
$185 + text
CEU: 10.4
1431      July 8-Feb 18           T           10am-2pm

Mechanical Power Transmission Fund. Level 2

This course covers the various mechanical power transmission technologies and their applications. Students will perform and understand safe proper service procedures, tools, proper installing and set-up procedures, and equipment necessary to analyze and repair typical industrial equipment. Emphasis is placed on mechanical equipment troubleshooting and repair, including common techniques and procedures.

Sandhills Hoke Center
$185 + text
Instructor: James Marks
Mod. 6 & 7
CEU: 11.4
2439      Jan 7-Sep 11            MW              6-9pm

Mechanical Power Transmission Fund. Level 3

Learn the types, functions, and operations of packaging machinery. Topics include filling, labeling, capping, carton forming, conveying, wrapping, and other related topics. Upon successful completion, students will effectively communicate with technicians and engineers on the terms, actions, concepts, and components of packaging machinery. Learn about gear drives, hydraulics, pneumatics, pumps and piping, and power transmission accessories; prepare for well-paying positions in advanced manufacturing.

Sandhills Hoke Center
$185 + text
Instructor: James Marks
107 Johnson Hall
CEU: 10.4
2439      Jan 7-Sep 11            MW              6-9pm

Basic Machining

Basic Machining is designed to meet entry-level requirements for on-the-job skills. The class instructs students on the operation of drill presses, metal-cutting saws, lathes, milling machines, and grinders.  Students will also produce precision parts utilizing appropriate speeds, feeds, and tooling.  Successful students qualify to enroll in the Machining II – CNC Operations Mill & Lathe.

Pinehurst Campus
$185 +$75 materials + text
Instructor: Shane McNeill
Palmer 102
CEU: 14.4
3432      March 25-Sep 11         MW          6-9pm

CNC MACHINING – Computer Numerical Control (CNC)

Class Begin August 2019 – Pinehurst Campus

Skilled machinists are in high demand, and employment opportunities are possible in numerous industries. Learn to create and produce precision parts utilizing state-of-the-art industrial equipment.

Mechatronics Level I

This comprehensive program 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.

Prerequisites : MPTF or Electronics’ or Basic PLC Programming.

Sandhills Hoke Center
$185 + text
Instructor: Steve Fisk
Mod. 6 & 7
CEU: 16.2
3433      Feb 18-Sep 18              MW          6-9pm


Classes Begin August 2019 – Pinehurst Campus

Level I – Safety • Metal Cutting • Metal Fitting • Welding Skills

Level II – Physical & Mechanical Properties of Metal Flux Cored Arc Welding • Interpreting Detailed Welding Drawings

Upon successful completion of each level, you can earn the level-appropriate NCCER Welding Certification.

HVAC: Heating & Air Conditioning

The first course offering of the new Construction Industry Training program.

This program provides students with the skills necessary to become a heating and air conditioning technician. Course topics focus on operating principles of heating and cooling systems with emphasis on safety, theory and principles of refrigeration, types of heating/cooling systems, Ohm’s law, load calculation, troubleshooting using the various types of test equipment, servicing, repairing and installing components/entire systems and employment of customer service techniques.

The new Construction Industry Training Program will include many areas of basic construction including HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and construction management. Participants will gain entry-level and advanced skills (with certifications), and management skills for key technical areas of the construction industry.

Instructor: Matt Bialer
106 Palmer Trades Bldg
$185.00 + text
CEU: 12.0
2354      Jan 7 – May 29           MW           6-9pm


Classes Begin August 2019 – Pinehurst Campus
Taught by National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) certified trainers and overseen by a master NCCER trainer.

After successful completion of each level, you are qualified to receive the level-appropriate NCCER Electrician Certification, inclusion on the NCCER National Registry for electricians, and can move on to the next level if desired.


Designed to cover the basic installation and maintenance of plumbing systems and components, classes will begin Fall Semester 2019.

Topics will include safe use of tools, implementation of standard practices, and installation/maintenance of piping, fittings, valves, appliances and fixtures used in plumbed systems. Upon completion, you will be able to install/maintain basic plumbing systems, components, appliances, and fixtures through appropriate use of plumbing tools and standard practices.

The 240 hour training will equip you with the training needed for entry level or advanced work and eligibility for the state licensure credential .


Class will be offered August 2019

This course prepares individuals with backgrounds in construction to advance to supervisory or management positions. Such positions may include project manager, superintendent, estimator, foreman and inspector. This 336 hour course includes safety, planning, scheduling, estimating, blueprint reading, supervision, and building codes. An overview of the trades involved in construction will be presented. Upon completion of the course, students will be qualified to manage construction projects and have the opportunity to earn a Certified Construction Management credential.