Program Overview

Advanced Manufacturing Continuing Education

male student and female student observe controller in advanced manufacturing class

* This program is financial aid eligible.
The Festo Advanced Manufacturing Industry 4.0 Certification Program at Durham Tech prepares students to earn the in-demand, nationally recognized Festo Industry 4.0 Certification. It is supported by the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) and the Festo Didactic training system. Students begin the program learning fundamental skills in Level 1 and proceed to taking advanced mechatronics courses in Level 2. Overall, students will be trained in six applied technical competencies that are essential to succeed in the industry.


The program is designed for students interested in the manufacturing industry and current workers who want to advance their technical skills and knowledge. Six courses will be offered:

  • Basic AC/DC Electricity
  • Introduction to PLC & Sensors
  • Introduction to Pneumatics & Hydraulics
  • Industry 4.0 Fundamentals
  • Mechanical Systems
  • Robotics
     

Textbook for PLC & Sensors:

  • Programmable Logic Controllers, 5th Edition, Frank Petruzella, ISBN-978-0-07-337384-3

For information or questions, email James Park or call 919-536-7200, ext. 4421.

Estimated Tuition & Fees

$185 (Most courses)

Location

Northern Durham Center

MNT-PNEU Introduction to Pneumatics & Hydraulics

Course Topics include Introduction to Fluid Power, including Pneumatics and Hydraulics, Air Conditioning, Pressure, Force, Volume relationships, Vacuum Generation, Basic concepts of cylinders, control valves, pressure relief valves, Pneumatic motors & circuits, Hydraulic circuits, Meter-In, Meter-Out, Securing a Load, Regenerative & Sequential Circuits.
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MNT-ITSR Introduction to Sensors &, Robotics

Course topics include Introduction to Sensors Technology used by industry, identification of sensor types, application and use of Magneto-Resistive PX Switches, Inductive PX Switches, Capacitive PX Switches and Optical sensors. Course topics also include Introduction to industrial robotics, Safety of Robots and Cell Integration, Classification & Components of Robots, Operation & Programming of Robots using the CIROS Festo programming software. Students will receive two NC3 Certifications, Sensors and Robotics, with successful completion of the lab exercises and a passing grade of 70% on the NC3 Certification exam.
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MNT-ITMS Introd. to Mechanical Systems

Course topics include Introduction to Mechanical Systems, starting with simple machines, safety and hand tools, Introduction to Machinery Lubrication, Fasteners, Mechanical Power Transmissions, Belt & Chain Drives, and Gears. Students will receive lecture material, labs and a NC3 Certification, Mechnical Systems, with successful completion of the lab exercises and a passing grade of 70% on the NC3 Certification exam.
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MNT-ACDC Basic AC/DC Electricity Theory and Labs

Course Topics include theory and exciting labs on Electrical Terms & Circuits, Ohm's and Coulomb's Laws, Kirchhoff's Laws of Series & Parallel Circuits, troubleshooting faults in Electrical circuits, Control Relays and Electromagnetism. Students must have working knowledge of basic math and computer skills.
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MNT-PLC Introduction to PLC & Sensors

Course topics include history and components of a PLC, relay logic vs PLC logic, I/O modules & memory, image tables, wiring to I/O modules, configuration of PLC, troubleshooting of PLC, programming basic PLC instructions, timers, counters and introduction to sensors. Course includes theory and instructor-led labs. Students must have working knowledge of basic math and computer skills.
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