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Not-for-Credit Community Ed and Workforce Development Courses at MiraCosta College

San Diego County CA— MiraCosta College’s Community Education and Workforce Development Program is offering the following not-for-credit courses this spring:

 Manufacturing Fundamentals

This course covers the basic skills required to work in the manufacturing field. Learn about the manufacturing industry around San Diego County, discover the role of different manufacturing processes, as well as the importance of safety, lean, QC, and the supply chain. Receive an overview of industry organizations, certifications, and state regulations. Get hands-on exposure to different metals, tools, manual mills and lathes, CNC operations and programming.

Fee: $150; Admin Fee: $50. Location: Technology Career Institute, 2075 Las Palmas Drive, Carlsbad. Time: Saturdays, 2/4–3/11, 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

Manual Measuring Workshop

This 15-hour class is an introduction to the importance of measuring and testing/inspection, the tools used, and the applications for the various different tools. Students will have lots of hands-on practice measuring using calipers, micrometers, and gauges. Note: Students should be familiar with the basics of blueprint reading.

Fee: $75; Admin Fee: $30. Location: Technology Career Institute. Time: Mondays & Wednesdays, 1/30–2/15 5:30–8 p.m.

Lean Manufacturing I

Lean manufacturing is the systematic method for eliminating waste within a manufacturing system. This initial course will consist of 5S, 8 wastes, deep observation, value stream mapping, A3 one-page corrective action reports, and Kaizen events. This course provides practical application of LEAN tools that anyone can use to identify and minimize waste in their own area of control.

Fee: $150; Admin Fee: $50. Location: Technology Career Institute. Time: Saturday & Sunday, 1/28 & 1/29, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Beginning Upholstery

This class will teach you the basic fundamentals and techniques of upholstery. Bring your own projects to learn on. This class will take you through fabrics, planning, terminology as well as using hand tools for upholstery. This is an Interesting and informative hands-on class. Suitable for those who are entering the field as well as the DIYer. Wing chairs, side chairs, dining chairs, stools, benches, ottomans, cushions, and upholstered accessories recommended in this beginning class. Those entering the field will begin to prepare their professional portfolio. Topics include tools, terms and supplies; overview of sewing machines; measuring and estimating; pattern layout (charting) and selecting fabrics.

Fee: $135. Early Bird Special $125 (Register before 2/1). Location: Landes Recreation Center 2855 Cedar Road, Oceanside. Time: Tuesdays, 2/7–3/28, 12–4 p.m. or 5–9 p.m.

For registration information, call 760.795.6820.