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MiraCosta College Offers Community Education Courses in Career and Work Skills Training

San Diego County CA— MiraCosta College’s Community Education is offering the following career and work skills training, not-for-credit, courses this fall:

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.

Reduced Fee: $500; Location: Technology Career Institute

Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10/3–12/12, 6–9 p.m. No class on 11/23.

Basic Electronics: An introductory, 54-hour course that 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, and basic AC circuitry.

Reduced Fee: $450; Location: Technology Career Institute

Time: Mondays & Wednesdays, 10/4–12/20 6–8:30 p.m. No class on 11/22.

Introduction to Python-xy: Python is a powerful programming language used in many areas of industry, such as: • Computer vision • Machine learning • Robotics • Web development • Gaming. This course focuses on the basics of Python-xy programming with examples in computer networking and web applications. These basics will be the starting point for other future classes, including embedded computing courses using Raspberry Pi and robotic programming using RoboSDK.

Fee: $150; Location: Technology Career Institute

Time: 5 Fridays, 10/6–11/3, 5–9 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 modify previously created features, model interrogation and troubleshooting. The class will demonstrate how to export CAD data for 3D printing, machining, and 2D drawing generation in a variety of formats.

Fee: $200; Location: Technology Career Institute

Time: 10 Mondays, 10/9–12/11, 6–9 p.m.

Intermediate SolidWorks® Topics for Prototyping: Once you know the basics of SolidWorks®, take your CAD skills to the next level with this 30-hour intermediate SolidWorks® class geared toward designing for prototyping. This class will expand the student’s knowledge relating to surface model creation, discuss the prototyping options available and the benefits of each option, and what to take into account when designing for prototype creation. The student will take away an in-depth knowledge of prototype options and intermediate modeling tools to create more complex products.

Fee: $200; Location: Technology Career Institute

Time: 10 Tuesdays, 10/10–12/19, 6–9 p.m. No class on 10/31.

Introduction to the Internet of Things (IoT): IoT refers to the connection of devices to the Internet. Cars, kitchen appliances, and heart monitors are all examples of current consumer products connected through the IoT. According to Business Insider, there will be more than 24 billion IoT devices by 2020. That’s approximately four devices for every person on the planet. About $6 billion is anticipated to flow into IoT solutions. In this 15-hour introductory course, students will be exposed to four elements of industrial Internet of Things: • Physical monitoring hardware • Device programming • Internet communication via ISP • Creating data displays Admin Fee: $30; Location: Technology Career Institute

Time: 5 Thursdays, 10/12–11/9, 6–9 p.m.

PLC Programming I: Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) systems have evolved to become the central component to most automation systems today. Learn the basic skills to program, troubleshoot and configure PLC-based automation installations. Allen Bradley and Siemens are two systems commonly used within the manufacturing and engineering industries. Take one or both courses to gain a foundation in PLCs. Note: A basic understanding of electrical circuitry is strongly recommended.

Fee: $150 each; Location: Technology Career Institute Class

Options: Siemens Software

Time: 4 Saturdays, 10/14–11/4, 12–5 p.m.

Voice-Overs…Now is Your Time!: You’ve heard Lisa Foster on TV and radio commercials! Now hear Lisa LIVE as she illustrates how YOU could actually begin using your speaking voice for commercials, films, and videos! Most people go about it the wrong way. Lisa will show you a unique, outside-the-box way to cash in on one of the most lucrative full or part-time careers out there! This is a business that you can handle on your own terms, on your own turf, in your own time, and with practically no overhead! And NOW is the best time to make this happen as new companies are looking for new voices like never before. This exciting and fun class could be the game changer you’ve been looking for! Lisa Foster’s voice can be heard on commercials and narrations for such clients as Crest Toothpaste, Olay, Cafe Appassionato, LA Weight Loss, Advanced Laser Clinics and Sleep Train.

Fee: $48; Location: San Elijo Campus, Room 306

Time: 1 Monday, 10/16, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Intermediate CNC Programming: Using MasterCam Mill MasterCam is the most widely used CAM software in the industry, and this intermediate, 30-hour course will provide students with trade-specific tips and tricks, whether they are within the production or the programming department. This course will teach additional topics for more intricate programs and designs. HAAS simulators will be used to test run the programs.

Admin Fee: $75; Location: Technology Career Institute

Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10/17–11/16, 6–9 p.m.

Quality Assurance Basics for Manufacturing: San Diego County is filled with manufacturing companies. That means thousands products have to be inspected to ensure the quality meets or exceeds customer expectations. Whether it’s a screw that goes into your body or a solar array on a satellite, it’s critical that the part is made or assembled correctly. This 15-hour workshop provides students with an overview of quality assurance concepts within the manufacturing industry. Course topics include: • Day-to-day job functions • Inspection and testing topics • Material certificates, MIL standards, and verification • AS9100 overview • Auditing overview • Manufacturing processes

Admin Fee: $30; Location: Technology Career Institute

Time: 5 Wednesdays, 10/18–11/15, 5:30–8:30 p.m.

Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies: This course assumes previous working knowledge of soldering and electronic assembly, students with little or no experience should take Electronic Assembly. This 30 hour course will review the topics/skills listed in course above and further prepare experienced students for IPC certification.

Admin Fee: $150; Location: Technology Career Institute

Time: 5 Saturdays, 10/21–11/18, 8:30 AM–3:30 p.m.


For registration information, call 760.795.6820.

About MiraCosta’s Technology Career Institute (TCI)

Situated in beautiful Carlsbad, CA, just minutes from the Pacific Ocean, MiraCosta’s Technology Career Institute (TCI) offers unsurpassed opportunities for students to gain real-world work experience through hands-on, accelerated and cooperative education offerings. With its vast network of partner employers, program graduates are sought after for employment into some of the world’s most renowned corporations.



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