Advanced Manufacturing

The college's Office of Workforce Development offers Advanced Manufacturing courses for those preparing for a new job, promotion or looking to update their skills.

Course Offerings

Beginner 3D Printing with AutoCAD

This instructor-led beginner course will allow students to work on the Windows-based Auto-CAD program to create 3D models that can be used in the 3D printing process. Upon completion of this class, students will have a better understanding of this technology and how CAD programs work with the 3D printing process.

Training topics and objectives include:

  • Understanding basic 3D modeling terms and commands
  • Creating basic 3D models using AutoCAD
  • Identifying a variety of 3D printing technologies and materials
  • Experiencing the 3D printing process
  • Comprehending how 3D printing works
  • Modeling and printing a basic project

Prerequisites: Minimum 10th grade reading and math skills; computer skills, including familiarity with navigating the Windows operating system; familiarity with AutoCAD will be helpful but not required

Textbook: AutoCAD 2021 Tutorial Second Level 3D Modeling SDC Publishing, ISBN: 978-1-63057-357-7

Location: Hudson Valley Community College Main Campus

Tuition: $625

Delivery of Course:

Instructor-Led (Classroom)
30 hours, 3.0 CEUs, Non-Credit

Schedule
May 23 - June 22, 2022
Monday and Wednesday: 5 - 8 p.m.

Beginner 3D Printing with SolidWorks®

This instructor-led beginner course will allow students to work on the Windows-based SolidWorks program to create 3D models that can be used in the 3D printing process. Upon completion of this class, students will have a better understanding of this technology and how CAD programs work with the 3D printing process.

Training topics and objectives include:

  • Understanding basic 3D modeling terms and commands
  • Creating basic 3D models using SolidWorks
  • Identifying a variety of 3D printing technologies and materials
  • Experiencing the 3D printing process
  • Comprehending how 3D printing works
  • Modeling and printing a basic project

Prerequisites: Minimum 10th grade reading and math skills; computer skills, including familiarity with navigating the Windows operating system; familiarity with SolidWorks will be helpful but not required

Location: Hudson Valley Community College Main Campus

Tuition: $625

Delivery of Course:

Instructor-Led (Classroom)
30 hours, 3.0 CEUs, Non-Credit

Schedule
Please contact the Office of Workforce Development at workforce@hvcc.edu or (518) 629-4111 for upcoming class schedules.

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

The Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) course is designed as an overview of the topics relating to the application and understanding of GD&T. Suitable for team members at all levels, including engineers, designers, quality personnel and production staff, the course is based on the current ASME Y14.5 Dimensioning and Tolerancing standard.

The following critical GD&T topic areas will be covered:

  • Concepts and rules
  • Comparisons and advantages to conventional coordinate dimensioning practices
  • Terminology and symbols
  • Datums and datum reference frame, including datum targets
  • The Feature Control Frame
  • Modifiers
  • Basic dimensions
  • Tolerance characteristics, including:
    • form tolerances
    • orientation tolerances
    • location tolerances
    • profile tolerances
    • run-out tolerances
  • Virtual condition and worst-case boundary

Prerequisites: A minimum 10th grade reading and math skills, experience/familiarity with print reading is helpful.

Location: Hudson Valley Community College Main Campus

Tuition: $249

Delivery of Course:

Instructor-Led (Classroom)
12 hours, 1.2 CEUs, Non-Credit

Schedule
Please contact the Office of Workforce Development at workforce@hvcc.edu or (518) 629-4111 for upcoming class schedules.

Inventor ® - Introduction

Mechanical design is more than parametric modeling! Autodesk Inventor® mechanical design and 3D CAD software offers professional-grade 3D mechanical design, documentation and product simulation tools. Autodesk Inventor® is used by professionals across many industries to help close the gap between design, engineering and manufacturing.

Often, Autodesk Inventor® users don't have the time to learn productivity tools and shortcuts on their own.

This introductory course includes the following critical topics:

  • Background basics, including parametric modeling basics, files and file management
  • How to use the software interface, its toolbars, file types support, modeling navigation, saving and filing
  • Drawing functions such as sketches and specific features, model dimensioning, boolean commands, basic solids from extrusion and revolution, basic solids from sweeping and blending (lofting)
  • Drawing aids, including patterns, relations and reference geometry
  • Assemblies, including mating components, inserting parts and exploded assemblies

Prerequisites: Minimum 10th grade reading and math skill levels; computer skills, including familiarity navigating the Windows operating system.

Location: 400 Jordan Rd., Rensselaer Technology Park, Troy OR Hudson Valley Community College Main Campus

Tuition: $625

Delivery of Course:

Instructor-Led (Classroom)
30 hours, 3.0 CEUs, Non-Credit

Schedule
Please contact the Office of Workforce Development at workforce@hvcc.edu or (518) 629-4111 for upcoming class schedules.

Manufacturing Career Boot Camp

Would you like to learn more about entry-level careers in manufacturing and engage with some of the employers in our region? There are hundreds of good-paying positions with local employers that can be filled immediately. This program introduces you to the types of positions available and teaches the entry-level skill sets necessary to perform manufacturing jobs.

During the two-week program you will learn various aspects of manufacturing including robotics, machining, assembly, measurements, safety, welding and more.

A certificate of completion will be awarded. Scholarships are provided, so there will be no cost to attend this workshop. Lunch will be provided.

Location: Hudson Valley Community College Main Campus

Tuition: Free with scholarships funding

Delivery of Course:

Instructor-Led (Classroom)

Schedule
May 16 - 27, 2022
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Please contact the Office of Workforce Development at workforce@hvcc.edu or (518) 629-4111 to register or for more information.

Mastercam - Introduction

Are you ready to learn Mastercam - a software program used by professionals in the manufacturing industry? Mastercam's comprehensive set of pre-defined toolpaths enable machinists to cut parts efficiently and accurately.

This course will provide you with training used for programming Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machine tools. You will learn the programming methodology and proper application of cutting tools, and the course also will cover vertical milling and turning equipment.

This introduction to the Mastercam interface will include:

  • Sketching theory
  • Secondary sketch features
  • Creating mill type parts
  • Creating lathe type parts
  • Modifying tools, geometry, chains
  • Creating and modifying G and M code based on the model

A final using the software will be given at the end of the course.

Prerequisites: Minimum 10th grade reading and math skill levels; computer skills, including familiarity navigating the Windows operating system.

Location: Hudson Valley Community College Main Campus

Tuition: $625

Delivery of Course:

Instructor-Led (Classroom)
30 hours, 3.0 CEUs, Non-Credit

Schedule
Please contact the Office of Workforce Development at workforce@hvcc.edu or (518) 629-4111 for upcoming class schedules.

SolidWorks® - Introduction

Introduction to SolidWorks® offers students training in Windows-based 3D mechanical computer-aided drafting (CAD), using parametric modeling.

Course content includes:

  • Background Basics: Parametric modeling basics, files and file management
  • Software Interface: Toolbars and workspaces, file type support, modeling navigation and information, saving and filing
  • Drawing: Sketches, features, model dimensioning, Boolean commands
  • Display Controls: Zoom, pan, orientation, display style
  • Editing: Trim, sketch access, feature access
  • Drawing Aids: Patterns, relations, reference geometry
  • Assemblies: Mating components, inserting parts, exploded assemblies

Prerequisites: Minimum 10th-grade reading and math skills; computer skills, including familiarity with navigating the Windows operating system.

Location: Remote Instruction

Tuition: $625

Delivery of Course:

Instructor-Led (Remote)
30 hours, 3.0 CEUs, Non-Credit

Schedule
Please contact the Office of Workforce Development at workforce@hvcc.edu or (518) 629-4111 for upcoming class schedules.

Welding Basics

This 32-hour non-credit course provides a basic introduction to shielded metal arc welding. Upon successful completion, students will be issued a certificate. By incorporating virtual reality welders in the program, students learn the required skills more quickly compared to traditional methods.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Welding safety
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Safe working conditions
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (also known as "stick" welding)

The student will be introduced to Shielded Metal Arc Welding

  • 6013 electrodes in the Flat and Horizontal positions.
  • 6010 electrodes in the Flat and Horizontal positions.
  • 7018 electrodes in the Flat and Horizontal positions.

Required Materials: Student will need to provide their own:

  • Welding helmet
  • Safety glasses
  • Safety boots
  • Chipping Hammer
  • Wire brush

All materials other than those listed above will be provided.

Prerequisites: None

Location: Hudson Valley Community College Main Campus

Tuition: $700

Delivery of Course:

Instructor-Led (Classroom)
32 hours, 3.2 CEUs, Non-Credit

Schedule
March 8 - May 9, 2022 (no class on 3/15 and 4/19)
Tuesday: 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Get in Touch

Workforce Development
Amstuz Hall, Room 109
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(excluding college holidays and vacations)