DUBOIS – Continuing and Community Education at Penn State DuBois is preparing to offer several courses this fall that will directly benefit those working in the region’s numerous manufacturing companies. The offerings include:
- Entry level CNC (computer numerical control) lathe training
- Die setter training
- OSHA 10-hour class for general industry
- Steam treatment process of powder metal parts
Each of the courses will be offered independently, with interested students having the opportunity to register for a single course or multiple courses.
Entry level CNC lathe training
In partnership with several of the region’s leading manufacturing companies, Penn State DuBois developed a 72-hour course for job seekers and existing employees who would like to learn the basics of computer numerical control (CNC) lathe operating and programing skills. This course not only features engineering instructors from the region, but also utilizes numerous veteran CNC operators to allow students to gain both knowledge and skills to become CNC lathe operators. Both high-level classroom learning, as well as hands on training are part of this course, with all cases taking place on campus.
Dates for this training will take place from Aug. 21 through Oct. 19, with exact dates and times being set as the start date approaches. The registration fee for this training is $3,250 per student. Class size is limited to allow for more interaction between students and instructors.
To learn more details about the CNC lathe training, visit the course website.
Die setter training
Penn State DuBois also worked with several of the region’s leading manufacturing companies to develop a 74.5-hour course for both existing employees and job seekers who have the aptitude and skills needed to become a valuable die setter. Utilizing both classroom learning and hands-on training, this course will take place over a three-month period beginning in late August. Students will gain knowledge and skills to handle several types of press set-ups, including straight-wall, flange, spherical and multi-action set-ups like dual top and dual bottom processes.
Parts of this training will take place at Penn State DuBois, while other parts will utilize equipment and learning spaces at St. Marys Area High School and the Community Education Council in St. Marys.
Dates for this training will take place from Aug. 28 through Nov. 16, with exact dates and times being set as the start date approaches. The registration fee for this training is $5,000 per student. Class size is limited to allow for more interaction between students and instructors.
Companies who would like to enroll employees into the CNC lathe training or die setter training can contact Continuing and Community Education at Penn State DuBois via email or phone at 814-375-4836. Job seekers who are not sponsored by a company are encouraged to contact their local CareerLink office to discuss possible financial assistance programs that could be available to help cover the cost of either training.
To learn more about the die setter training program, visit the course website.
OSHA 10-hour class for general industry
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recommends this 10-hour training for employees in many different industries to maintain a healthy and safe work environment.
Working together with the North Central Pennsylvania (NCPA) LaunchBox, Penn State DuBois will offer this training program that is intended to provide entry-level general industry workers information about their rights, employer responsibilities and how to identify, abate, avoid and prevent job-related hazards on a job site. The training covers a variety of general industry safety and health hazards that workers may encounter. Students will receive their OSHA 10 card in the mail following the completion of the course.
This two-day course will take place on Sept. 18 and Sept. 19, running from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on both days. The cost for this course is $295 per student.
To learn more about the OSHA class for general industry, visit the course website.
Steam treatment process of powder metal parts
Penn State DuBois and the NCPA LaunchBox will collaborate again for a class on steam treatment process of powder metal parts. This one-day course is designed to offer a better understanding of the steam treatment process that is used in powder metallurgy to help increase surface hardness and seal surface porosity. This program is ideal for employees working within the sintering process and those interested in learning more about powder metal production, handling and packaging processes.
The class will take place on Sept. 27 beginning at 9 a.m. in the DEF building on campus. The course will be taught using the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) standard 35. The class fee is $225 per student. Discounts are available for companies who register four or more employees for the course.
Individuals or organizations wishing to register for the OSHA class for general industry or the steam treatment process course, contact Continuing and Community Education at Penn State DuBois via email or phone at 814-375-4836.
Continuing and Community Education at Penn State DuBois is a bridge between Penn State resources and our partners, including business and industry, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and state and federal agencies. Our programs cover manufacturing and quality, engineering, human and health services, food service, computer and electronics, construction, professional and business services and more.