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.

Instructor-Led Courses

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: $275

Delivery of Course:

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

Schedule
Tuesday and Thursday
April 30 - May 9, 2019, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

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 TBA

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 TBA

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: Hudson Valley Community College Main Campus

Tuition: $625

Delivery of Course:

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

Schedule
Jan. 27 - Feb. 26, 2020
Monday and Wednesday: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Online Independent Courses: Six Sigma & Lean

Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma are management approaches designed to improve quality of products or services and to minimize variation and waste. Hudson Valley Community College  partners with MindEdge to offer training and certification for the three major levels of Six Sigma involvement within an organization: Yellow Belt, Green Belt and Black Belt. The courses are designed to simplify the content so you and pass the exams on the first try.

Throughout the courses, learners will be tested on their understanding and comprehension of course topics through exercises, interactive games, and case study assignments. Modules also include comprehensive quizzes and tests that learners can use to gauge their understanding and prepare for the exam at the course end.

Add the Six Sigma & Lean to your operations management toolbox and become more marketable and more valuable to your organization. Six Sigma and Lean principles have applications in many industries. Supply chain management and customer service businesses also utilize the tools taught in Six Sigma and Lean.

Lean Basics

Lean is an approach to organizational processes that seeks to minimize waste and increase value for the customer. Starting off as an approach to manufacturing processes, Lean has expanded into even services industries. If you are interested in learning about the core concepts needed to successfully apply Lean strategies to organizational operations, this course is designed for you. Key ideas are presented in an easy-to-understand format, with interactive and integrative exercises to help learners better understand the core and fundamental elements of a Lean application. Case studies and video segments from experienced Lean professionals provide real-world advice and counsel for participants, while educational aids and review assignments assist in the comprehension and retention of course material, to ensure proficiency and mastery of critical knowledge and information.

Tuition: $99

Delivery of Course:

Online Independent (Ask the Expert Available in Course)
Estimated 10 hours, 1.0 CEUs, 10 PDUs, Non-Credit
Access time: 180 days

Six Sigma Basics

This self-paced course explains the concepts, strategies, tools, and techniques learners will need to complete process improvement projects and activities. The course is divided into eight modules that explain key foundational Six Sigma information, guide students through the five steps of the DMAIC methodology, and demonstrate how a Six Sigma approach can benefit organizations in several, diverse industries or business sectors. Course assignments detail the tools and skills learners will implement as they apply a Six Sigma approach to process improvement activities, and show practitioners how they can contribute as important members of improvement teams.

Throughout the course, learners will be tested on their understanding and comprehension of course topics through challenging exercises, interactive games, and case study assignments. Each module also includes comprehensive quizzes and tests that learners can use to gauge their progress and prepare for the 50-question exam at the course end. Video segments from subject matter experts also supplement the course material, to provide real-world examples and enhanced understanding of important concepts and best practices.

Tuition: $499

Delivery of Course:

Online Independent (Ask the Expert Available in Course)
Estimated 32 hours, 3.2 CEUs, 32 PDUs, Non-Credit
Access time: 180 days

Six Sigma Yellow Belt Prep Course and Exam

This self-paced course prepares learners for the successful completion of the MindEdge Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification Exam by exposing them to the Six Sigma concepts, strategies, tools, and techniques used in process improvement projects. The course is divided into modules that explain key foundational Six Sigma information, guide students through the five steps of the DMAIC methodology, and demonstrate how a Six Sigma approach can benefit organizations in several, diverse industries or business sectors. Course assignments show the tools and skills practitioners will use in support of process improvement activities, and explain how participants can contribute as important members of improvement teams.

Throughout the course, learners will be tested on their understanding and comprehension of course topics through challenging exercises, and interactive games. Each module also includes comprehensive quizzes and tests that learners can use to gauge their progress and prepare for each of the 25-question practice exams at the course end. Video segments from subject matter experts also supplement the course material, to provide real-world examples and enhanced understanding of important concepts and best practices.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the concepts, tools, techniques, and strategies used in Six Sigma projects
  • Describe the five stages of the DMAIC methodology and identify the factors that will improve its chances of success
  • Assist in the application of specific tools and techniques in support of process improvement activities
  • Demonstrate mastery of the skills and information covered in the MindEdge Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification Exam

After successful completion of the exam prep course, you will be qualified to take the MindEdge Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification Exam. (The fee for taking the certification exam is included in the cost of this course.) Successful completion means completing all assignments in the course, and scoring a minimum of 70% on the second of the two 25-question practice exams.

This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24-48 hours.

Learners should have some exposure to project and process management practices.

MindEdge Guarantee: Learners who pass this course's Practice Exam 2 with a score of 70 or higher on their first attempt, but who do not pass the MindEdge Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification Exam, will be able to take the MindEdge Six Sigma Yellow Belt Exam Prep course again for free. To be eligible, students must take the MindEdge Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification Exam within 45 days of completing the MindEdge course and passing the MindEdge practice exam.

This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.

Project Management Institute, PMI, the Registered Education Provider logo, Project Management Professional, PMP, Project Management Body of Knowledge, PMBOK, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner, PMI-ACP, PMI Risk Management Professional, PMI-RMP, the PMI Talent Triangle, and the PMI Talent Triangle logo are marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Tuition: $499

Delivery of Course:

Online Independent (Ask the Expert Available in Course)
Estimated 21.5 hours, 2.0 CEUs, 20 PDUs, Non-Credit
Access time: 240 days

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Prep Course and Exam

The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Exam Prep course describes the strategies, techniques, and concepts practitioners will need to effectively prepare for the MindEdge Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification exam. The nine modules of the course explore the essential components of the DMAIC methodology, describing the important themes, principles, and tools needed to refine processes and enhance operations.

Learner understanding and comprehension are tested throughout the course with interactive games, exercises, case studies, and quizzes. Videos from working professionals provide real-world implementation examples and augment course materials to extend mastery of key concepts. And two 50-question practice exams are presented to mirror the substance and style of questions that course participants will see when they sit for their MindEdge certification exam.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify processes and programs that could benefit from Lean Six Sigma implementation
  • Apply the five stages of the DMAIC methodology to improve operations and meet objectives
  • Utilize the proper tools and techniques that will help in achieving organizational targets
  • Define the cultural and change management factors that must be addressed to sustain improvements and preserve progress
  • Display the proficiency and expertise necessary to secure MindEdge Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification

After successful completion, you will be qualified to take the MindEdge Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Exam. (The fee for taking the certification exam is included in the cost of this course.) Successful completion means completing all assignments in the course, and scoring a minimum of 70% on the second of the two 50-question practice exams.

This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24–48 hours.

Learners should have some exposure to project and process management practices.

MindEdge Guarantee: Learners who pass this course's Practice Exam 2 with a score of 70 or higher on their first attempt, but who do not pass the MindEdge Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Exam, will be able to take the MindEdge Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Exam Prep course again for free. To be eligible, students must take the MindEdge Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Exam within 45 days of completing the MindEdge course and passing the MindEdge practice exam.

Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.

Project Management Institute, PMI, the Registered Education Provider logo, Project Management Professional, PMP, Project Management Body of Knowledge, PMBOK, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner, PMI-ACP, PMI Risk Management Professional, PMI-RMP, the PMI Talent Triangle, and the PMI Talent Triangle logo are marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Tuition: $799

Delivery of Course:

Online Independent (Ask the Expert Available in Course)
Estimated 40 hours, 3.8 CEUs, 38 PDUs, Non-Credit
Access time: 240 days

Six Sigma Green Belt Prep Course and Exam

This self-paced course prepares learners for the successful completion of the MindEdge Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Exam by explaining the concepts, strategies, tools, and techniques they will need to complete process improvement projects and activities. The course is divided into 10 modules that explain key foundational Six Sigma information, guide students through the five steps of the DMAIC methodology, and demonstrate how a Six Sigma approach can benefit organizations in several, diverse industries or business sectors. Course assignments detail the tools and skills learners will implement as they apply a Six Sigma approach to process improvement activities, and show practitioners how they can contribute as important members of improvement teams.

Throughout the course, learners will be tested on their understanding and comprehension of course topics through challenging exercises, interactive games, and case study assignments. Each module also includes comprehensive quizzes and tests that learners can use to gauge their progress and prepare for each of the two 50-question practice exams at the course end, as well as summaries and study guides that can be used for review. Video segments from subject matter experts also supplement the course material, to provide real-world examples and enhanced understanding of important concepts and best practices.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the concepts, tools, techniques, and strategies used in Six Sigma projects
  • Describe the five stages of the DMAIC methodology and identify the factors that will improve its chances of success
  • Choose and apply specific tools and techniques in support of process improvement activities
  • Analyze the specific roles and responsibilities of team members and formulate plans to ensure appropriate participation in project assignments
  • Examine the interrelationships of tasks, activities, and practices in Six Sigma projects
  • Demonstrate mastery of the skills and information covered in the MindEdge Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Exam

After successful completion, you will be qualified to take the MindEdge Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Exam. (The fee for taking the certification exam is included in the cost of this course.) Successful completion means completing all assignments in the course, and scoring a minimum of 70% on the second of the two 50-question practice exams.

This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24-48 hours.

Learners should have some exposure to project and process management practices.

MindEdge Guarantee: Learners who pass this course's Practice Exam 2 with a score of 70 or higher on their first attempt, but who do not pass the MindEdge Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Exam, will be able to take the MindEdge Six Sigma Green Belt Exam Prep course again for free. To be eligible, students must take the MindEdge Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Exam within 45 days of completing the MindEdge course and passing the MindEdge practice exam.

This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.

Project Management Institute, PMI, the Registered Education Provider logo, Project Management Professional, PMP, Project Management Body of Knowledge, PMBOK, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner, PMI-ACP, PMI Risk Management Professional, PMI-RMP, the PMI Talent Triangle, and the PMI Talent Triangle logo are marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Tuition: $699

Delivery of Course:

Online Independent (Ask the Expert Available in Course)
Estimated 34.5 hours, 3.2 CEUs, 32 PDUs, Non-Credit
Access time: 240 days

Six Sigma Black Belt Exam Prep Course

The Six Sigma Black Belt Exam Prep course explains the key concepts, strategies, tools, and techniques that learners need to successfully pass the MindEdge Black Belt Certification Exam. (Note: Learners must submit an application to the MindEdge Six Sigma Quality Council to be considered for the Black Belt certification exam. Experience in managing projects is a requirement.)

This advanced-level course guides students through elemental Six Sigma material before diving into each of the five DMAIC stages in detail. Specific instruction about the role of the Black Belt in each stage, as well as help in transitioning between each of the stages, is explained by practicing professionals and training experts in Six Sigma preparation and application.

Throughout the course, participants will be tested with challenging exercises, case studies, and interactive games, to ensure their proficiency and mastery of Six Sigma concepts. Additional resource lists and web links will provide learners with ancillary material that can be explored to augment their understanding of important course elements. Progress and aptitude is gauged in comprehensive quizzes and tests at the end of each module, while requisite knowledge, understanding, and integration ability is assessed through three concluding practice exams that mirror the multiple-choice and essay questions students will see when they test for their certification.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the strategies, tools, and concepts that make up a successful Six Sigma implementation
  • Plan, execute, and monitor improvement projects that achieve organizational objectives
  • Describe the Black Belt's role in each of the five stages of the DMAIC methodology
  • Choose and apply the correct tools or techniques to achieve project goals
  • Demonstrate the expertise necessary to successfully complete the MindEdge Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Exam

Successful completion means completing all assignments in the course, and scoring a minimum of 70% on the Practice Exam 3 in the course.

Learners should have exposure to project and process management practices, and should display proficiency in basic Six Sigma terminology and understanding.

This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

Students who enroll in this course will receive a copy of The Six Sigma Handbook by Thomas Pyzdek and Paul Keller (included in the cost of the course) to help prepare for certification. In addition, a list of additional resources is provided in the course that students can reference as needed. (The cost for these additional resources, however, is not included in the cost of this course.)

Project Management Institute, PMI, the Registered Education Provider logo, Project Management Professional, PMP, Project Management Body of Knowledge, PMBOK, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner, PMI-ACP, PMI Risk Management Professional, PMI-RMP, the PMI Talent Triangle, and the PMI Talent Triangle logo are marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Information in this course has been taken from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK®Guide) — Sixth Edition, Project Management Institute Inc., 2017.

Tuition: $499

Delivery of Course:

Online Independent (Ask the Expert Available in Course)
Estimated 34 hours, 3.4 CEUs, 34 PDUs, Non-Credit
Access time: 180 days

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