Jan. 7, 2015

ANSON SMITH 203-332-5229

HCC Offering Three Mfg. Courses
For Incumbent Workers

Offered Evenings

Start Jan. 26

BRIDGEPORT – Housatonic Community College is offering three stand-alone, non-credit courses designed for employees in the manufacturing field.

The courses, CNC Programming and Setup, Solidworks, and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, will be offered evenings starting Monday, Jan. 26.

“These are part of a package of non-credit courses we developed for people working in the field who want to strengthen their skills or acquire new ones,” said Continuing Education Coordinator Joseph Jenecaro. “They’re ideal for people who want to move up in their field or move into new manufacturing areas.”

The courses are the latest addition to HCC’s Advanced Manufacturing Center offerings. The college also offers an intensive, one-year credit certificate in Advanced Manufacturing THAT prepares students for entry-level positions in the field.

CNC Program and Setup is a modular course that can be used by students with differing levels of experience to shore up their skills. It covers Basic G&M code definitions and functions; proper program structure and development for Fanuc, Haas and other G code controls; multi-tool programming; basic and advanced feed & speed calculations and 2-3 & 4-axis programming.

The eight-week course meets Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 26 - March 23, 5:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m. in the Advanced Manufacturing Center. The fee is $899

The Solidworks course will show how this software program is used to make parts, assemblies, drawings and related items. Content includes sketching, part modeling, patterning, and parts repairing and editing.

The 5 ½-week course meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 27- March 5, 6 p.m. ‑ 9 p.m., in the manufacturing center. The course fee is $749.

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing offers students an in-depth understanding of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing concepts as adopted by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and published by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. The course also will provide an introduction to symbols, terms, and computer-aided design and drafting; datums; material conditions symbols; tolerances of form and profile; tolerances of orientation and runout; location tolerances; and virtual condition.

The 5 ½-week class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 4 - March 13, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., in the Advanced Manufacturing Center. The fee for the course is $599.

Financial assistance may be available to qualified students. For more information, contact Jenecaro at 203-332-5964.
Housatonic is located at 900 Lafayette Blvd. in downtown Bridgeport, a block from the Harbor Yard Sports Complex.