Manufacturing

Get hands-on training in our flexible apprenticeship and certification programs.

With Vermont Tech's manufacturing apprenticeship programs, you can:

  • Advance in your career. Get the skills you need to succeed in our work-friendly classes.
  • Earn college credit. Build on these classes to earn your Associate's or Bachelor's degree.
  • Enroll without an employer sponsor. Begin training in the classroom and find a job later.

Our apprenticeship options include: Advanced Manufacturing, Industrial Maintenance, and the GlobalFoundries Paid Apprenticeship Technician Program. We also offer a SolidWorks & CNC Machining Certification program.

Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship

The Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship prepares you to work in a facility that produces parts—think valves, injection molding, casting, etc. It has three levels:

  • Level One: Manufacturing Processes
  • Level Two: Design Communication I and Metrology & Inspection
  • Level Three: Computer Aided Technology and Principles of Mathematics (online)

Industrial Maintenance Apprenticeship

The Industrial Maintenance Apprenticeship prepares you to work in a facility that creates products, like coffee, ice cream, cheese, beauty products, etc. It has three levels:

  • Level One: Introduction to Engineering and Electrical Circuits I
  • Level Two: Electrical Circuits II
  • Level Three: Advanced Programmable Logical Controllers and Principles of Mathematics (online)

GlobalFoundries Paid Apprenticeship Technician Program

Earn while you learn in GlobalFoundries'  Paid Apprenticeship Technician Program. Motivated high school graduates can apply for this direct-hire opportunity. 

Participants will:

  • Earn a full-time time salary (up to $18.50/hour)
  • Take classes at no cost
  • Earn college credits towards a two-year Associate's Degree

Program starts June 2020. For more information, contact Program Owner John LaFreniere (802-769-8736). Apply online (position title: Paid Apprenticeship Technician Program).

SolidWorks & CNC Machining Certification

Earn your SolidWorks & CNC Maching Certification by completing three trainings:

  • Level One: Design Communications 1 (SolidWorks)
  • Level Two: Manufacturing Processes
  • Level Three: Computer Aided Technology 

No Cost Training for Parents

Do you have a child who is 14 years old or younger? If so, you may be able to enroll in our manufacturing trainings, as well as CCV's Certified Production Technician program, at no cost. Viisit the Strengthening Working Families Initiative page for more information. 

Offerings

Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship

Course Type

In Person

Dates

Open Enrollment

Level I Manufacturing Processes w/ additional blueprint reading & embedded math

Hands-on course focused on traditional machine tools (lathes, mills, grinders, etc.). The course also explores the processes of casting, welding, molding, and industrial cutting (plasma, water-jet, and laser). The student works in a small group to produce functional products using today’s manufacturing standards. Safety and skilled operation are the focal points of this class.

 

 

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Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship - Williston

Will meet Thursdays 2:00 - 5:00pm at the Vermont Tech Williston campus starting on February 21st.  There will be several additional full-day Saturday labs.  These are tentatively scheduled for March 16, April 13, and May 4th. Additional details such as room numbers and nessisary texts will be emailed to you approximately two-weeks prior to the start date.

Register using link below

Location: 
Vermont Tech Williston Campus
Start Date: 
Open Enrollment
Cost: 
0.00

Certified Production Technician

Course Type

In Person

Dates

Jan 21-May 4|Jan 21-Apr 28|Jan 27-May 4|Feb 27-Jun 4

In partnership with Community College of Vermont, we offer a Certified Production Technician program for Strengthening Working Family (SWFI) participants. By completing two courses, students can earn four industry recognized credentials:

  • Principles of Manufacturing: Safety, Quality Practices & Measurement
  • Manufacturing Technology: Manufacturing Processes & Production, Maintenance Awareness

Students can join this flexible, self-paced online course between January 21–March 17.

Please email swfi@vtc.edu or call 802-879-2348 for registration information. 

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Principles of Manufacturing

This course provides students with an introduction to manufacturing, including facilitating safe work practices in industrial environments and controlling and improving quality in a manufacturing setting. The course also covers fire safety, pressurized gases, electrical hazards, and safe machine usage. Students will examine Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) policy. Upon completion, students will have the opportunity to earn the Safety Certification and the Quality Practices and Measurement Certification through the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC).

 

Please email swfi@vtc.edu or call 802-879-2348 for registration information.

Location: 
Online
Start Date: 
January 21, 2020 12:00 am
Duration: 
Self-paced
Principles of Manufacturing

This course provides students with an introduction to manufacturing, including facilitating safe work practices in industrial environments and controlling and improving quality in a manufacturing setting. The course also covers fire safety, pressurized gases, electrical hazards, and safe machine usage. Students will examine Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) policy. Upon completion, students will have the opportunity to earn the Safety Certification and the Quality Practices and Measurement Certification through the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC).

 

Please email swfi@vtc.edu or call 802-879-2348 for registration information.

Location: 
CCV (Rutland, VT)
Start Date: 
January 21, 2020 12:00 am
Duration: 
Tuesdays 06:00PM-8:45PM
Manufacturing Technology

This course introduces students to the manufacturing processes through an exploration of the basics of production. Students will explore the types of machining, manufacturing planning, production control, and product distribution and will learn the product life cycle from conception through distribution. The course focuses on the technologies used in production processes, including basic power systems, energy transfer systems, machine operation, and control. Upon completion, students will have the opportunity to earn the Manufacturing Processes and Production Certification, and the Maintenance Awareness Certification through the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC). Prerequisite: successful completion of Principles of Manufacturing or at least one year of manufacturing experience required.

Please email swfi@vtc.edu or call 802-879-2348 for registration information.

Location: 
CCV (Rutland, VT)
Start Date: 
January 27, 2020 12:00 am
Duration: 
Mondays 6:00PM-8:45PM
Principles of Manufacturing

This course provides students with an introduction to manufacturing, including facilitating safe work practices in industrial environments and controlling and improving quality in a manufacturing setting. The course also covers fire safety, pressurized gases, electrical hazards, and safe machine usage. Students will examine Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) policy. Upon completion, students will have the opportunity to earn the Safety Certification and the Quality Practices and Measurement Certification through the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC).

 

Please email swfi@vtc.edu or call 802-879-2348 for registration information.

Location: 
Vermont Tech (Williston Campus)
Start Date: 
February 27, 2020 12:00 am
Duration: 
Thursdays 5:00PM-8:00PM

Industrial Maintenance Apprenticeship

Course Type

In Person

Dates

Feb 19-Jun 30

Get the skills you need to succeed in the field of industrial maintenance, while earning college credit. You can enroll in this hands-on program without an employer sponsor.

The program inlcludes three levels:

  • Level One: Introduction to Engineering; Electrical Circuits I
  • Level Two: Electrical Circuits II
  • Level Three: Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers, Principles of Mathematics (optional)
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Electrical Circuits II

This course is a continuation of ELT 1031 and introduces circuit analysis using advanced network theorems and techniques. It covers topics such as superposition; mesh and nodal analysis; Thevenin’s theorem; controlled sources, bridges, power factor correction, transformers, polyphase circuits, filters, parallel resonance, frequency response, and response to non-sinusoidal signals. Lab exercises use oscilloscopes, function generators, and frequency counters on circuits.

 

Location: 
Vermont Tech (Williston Campus)
Start Date: 
February 19, 2020 12:00 am
Duration: 
Wednesdays 5:00PM-8:00PM

Industrial Maintenance Technician Certificate

Course Type

In Person

Dates

May 23-Jul 11

CEWD and the Franklin Grand Isle Workforce Investment Board are please to present the Industrial Maintenance Technician Certificate initiative/partnership.  This certificate program will offer:

  • Comprehensive preparation for careers in the maintenance of electrical and manufacturing systems.
  • Necessary theory while emphasizing hands-on equipment operation of critical electrical power systems.
  • Electrical and associated electronics, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment and applications are covered.
  • Graduates are typically employed as plant maintenance technicians, power plant operator/maintenance technicians, and/or plant electricians.
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Industrial Maintenance Technician Certificate

Grant FUNDED - contact us to see if you qualify

9 College Credits

Credits can be applied toward the following degree programs at Vermont Tech:

  • A.A.S. in General Engineering Technology (GET) which leads to
  • B.S. in Business Technology & Management (online); or
  • B.S. in Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Credits can be applied toward the following degree program at CCV:

  • A.S. in STEM Studies

*May be eligible for Vermont Training Program funding

Location: 
Swanton VT
Start Date: 
May 23, 2018 12:00 am
Duration: 
5PM - 8PM
Cost: 
0.00

SolidWorks & CNC Certification

Course Type

In Person

Dates

Aug 5-Nov 8|Mar 12-Jun 11

Earn your SolidWorks & CNC Maching Certification by completing three trainings:

  • Design Communications 1 (SolidWorks)
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Computer Aided Technology (CNC)

Take as stand-alone courses or complete all three. Fully grant funded for all students.

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Design Communications 1 (SolidWorks)

This course provides a basic understanding of the principles and technology of mechanical drawing and computer modeling as methods of documenting and communicating mechanical designs. The concepts of geometric construction, and isometric (pictorial), orthographic, sectional, auxiliary, and assembly views are covered. Dimensioning methods and types of fasteners are introduced. The student gains basic proficiency in using a solid parametric three-dimensional computer-aided design (SolidWorks) program to build parts, assemblies, and detailed working drawings. Blueprint reading skills and techniques are also reinforced as well as an introduction to Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T). The Engineering Design Process is used as a scaffolding for solving simple and complex design challenges that focus on three-dimensional modeling as well as sketching and other graphic communication techniques. The Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) certification test is offered to all completers of this course at no extra charge. The exam is taken online in two, 90-minute sessions. Both sections of the exam must be passed in order to earn the CSWA industry recognized credential (IRC).

Design Communications can be taken as a stand-alone course or as part of our SolidWorks & CNC Maching Certification. Students must complete this course prior to enrolling in Manufacturing Processes.

 

Location: 
River Valley Technical Center (Springfield, VT)
Start Date: 
August 5, 2019 12:00 am
Duration: 
Mondays & Thursdays 04:30PM-7:30PM
Computer Aided Technology (CNC)

This course will provide introductory level training in the use of G-Code programming and operation of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Turning and Milling Centers. Students will learn to apply the concepts of subtractive manufacturing to both CNC mills and lathes.  Students will gain experience in machine set-up and operation as well as learn coding principles to produce actual parts. Upon completion, students will have the opportunity to earn Level One National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Machine Operator Certification. Prior experience in manufacturing is recommended.

Registration link will be available soon.

Location: 
River Valley Technical Center (Springfield, VT)
Start Date: 
March 12, 2020 12:00 am
Duration: 
Thursdays 4:30PM.-8:30PM

Vacuum Technology

Course Type

In Person

Dates

Nov 7-Nov 9

In this three day course, you'll learn the basics of vacuum technology, including:

  • Fundamentals of Vacuum Technology and Vacuum Gauging
  • Pumps Used in Vacuum Technology
  • 1 Vacuum Hardware and Vacuum Leak Detection
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Vacuum Technology

This three day course includes the following components:

  • V-209 Fundamentals of Vacuum Technology and Vacuum Gauging: This one-day course is designed to provide a foundation necessary to understand general scientific concepts of vacuum technology, and expands into a discussion of the design of use of vacuum gauges. 
  • V-210 Pumps Used in Vacuum Technology:  This one-day course is designed to overview pumps typically used in the main stream of vacuum technology. Course presents an overview of the 3 basic types of physical pumping mechanisms (Positive Displacement, Momentum Transfer, and Capture).
  • V-211 Vacuum Hardware and Vacuum Leak Detection: This one-day course is designed to overview materials and processes typically used in vacuum technology, including equipment and processes used for basic vacuum Leak Detection.

Instructor: Timothy Gessert, Gessert Consulting, LLC

For more information about accommodation availability for this
programs, please contact:


Gary Fox, Development Director Town of Rockingham
development@rockbf.org

Location: 
33 Bridge Street Bellows Falls, VT
Start Date: 
November 7, 2019 12:00 am
Duration: 
Thursday-Saturday 8:00AM-5:00PM
Cost: 
75.00