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MiraCosta College Offers Career Technical Training Courses

Oceanside CA— MiraCosta College’s Community Education and Workforce Development Program is offering the following not-for-credit career technical training courses this fall:

 Machining with Wine in Mind

This introductory 30-hour machining class is an opportunity for women in the area to learn how to machine in a fun and stress-free environment. This class will focus on machining using a manual mill and lathe, but students will get an overview of a variety of fabrication tools, materials, and techniques. By the end of the class, students will have a good grasp of the manual lathe process and will have made a wine holder. Fee: $199. Location: Technology Career Institute. Time: Mondays & Wednesdays, 9/12–10/19, 1–3:30 p.m.

Electronic Assembly

The purpose of this course is to provide the necessary training for students to become electronic assemblers at an advanced manufacturing company. Students will learn:

  • Soldering through-hole and surface mount single lead/multi-lead components
  • Soldering multi-pin IC chips
  • Measuring and cutting wire
  • Trimming insulation, crimping, connectorizing, molding and insulating connector ends
  • Wrapping, bundling, shielding, insulating and security cable harnesses
  • Mounting modules, components, connectors, cables, and harnesses into chassis

Students will work toward IPC-A-610 certification. In addition, students will learn the role of production in the manufacturing system and how certain skill sets such as reading and

analyzing acceptance criteria, testing, documentation, and soldering are integral to the job. Fee: $300. Location: Landes Recreation Center. Time: Sundays, 9/11–12/18, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Beginning SolidWorks® for 3D Printing

Learn how to use SolidWorks.mechanical design software to build models of parts, assemblies, and drawings. This 30-hour course will also cover design intent, how to export CAD data for 3D printing, machining, and 2D drawing generation in a variety of formats. Fee: $150. Location: Technology Career Institute. Time: Mondays & Wednesdays, 9/12–10/12, 6–9 p.m.

Introduction to Electromechanics

Electromechanical technicians combine knowledge of mechanical technology with knowledge of electrical and electronic circuits. They install, troubleshoot, repair, and upgrade electronic and computer-controlled mechanical systems. In this 60-hour course, students will learn about mechanical systems; solder small electrical boards; build, program and operate a 3D printer; troubleshoot a copier; and more. Fee: $330. Location: Technology Career Institute. Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9/20–11/29, 6–9 p.m.

Basic Electronics

This introductory, 54-hour course teaches students the basics of electronic technology. Students experiment with direct current, series-parallel circuits and transistors/semiconductors. Additional topics include:

  • Study of Ohm’s law, Watt’s law
  • Use of electronic components
  • Basic soldering
  • Oscilloscopes
  • Digital volt meters
  • Breadboarding electronic circuits
  • Basic computer troubleshooting
  • Basic AC circuitry

Fee: $290. Location: Technology Career Institute. Time: Mondays & Wednesdays, 9/19–12/7, 5:30–8 p.m.

The Technology Career Institute is located, 2075 Las Palmas Drive, Carlsbad 92011. The Landes Center is located, 2855 Cedar Rd, Oceanside 92056.

For more information, call 760.795.6822.