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 under the age of 14? 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

Jun 1-Aug 17|May 26-Aug 11

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

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: 
CCV Rutland
Start Date: 
June 1, 2020 12:00 am
Duration: 
Mondays 5:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
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. 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
Start Date: 
May 26, 2020 12:00 am
Duration: 
Tuesdays 5:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

Certified Production Technician - Online

Course Type

Online

Dates

May 26-Aug 17|May 26-Aug 17

In partnership with Community College of Vermont, we offer a flex online 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

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

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Principles of Manufacturing

This online flex 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).

Start dates for this self-paced class are as follows:

  • May 26
  • June 9
  • June 23
  • July 7

This class ends August 17 for all students.

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

Location: 
Online
Start Date: 
May 26, 2020 12:00 am
Duration: 
Self-paced
Manufacturing Technology

This online flex 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. 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.

Start dates for this self-paced class are as follows:

  • May 26
  • June 9
  • June 23
  • July 7

This class ends August 17 for all students.

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

Location: 
Online
Start Date: 
May 26, 2020 12:00 am
Duration: 
Self-paced

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

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