Manufacturing Technology Center at BUC
The Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) Manufacturing Technology Center of Excellence now offers courses at the Brunswick University Center. Programs reinforce continued growth of the traditional manufacturing industry in Northeast Ohio, addressing emerging technologies while preparing new talent to enter the workforce. Tri-C addresses the growing demand for a skilled manufacturing workforce by supporting the existing efforts of industry partners and addressing employer needs.
Fundamental Manufacturing Technical Readiness
Ideal for students looking to build a foundation of basic skills required for employment in the field of manufacturing, including shop floor calculations, blueprint reading, measurement and gaging.
Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship
This collaboration between Cuyahoga Community College and Lorain County Community College is a registered Department of Labor Apprenticeship Program wherein Tri-C acts as an apprenticeship sponsor. Classes are scheduled in the evening for your convenience. Courses can be applied toward an associate degree in Applied Industrial Technology. Four apprenticeship classifications are currently available: Machinist, Machine Tryout, Machine Setter and CNC Operator.
Shop Floor Calculations
Nearly every shop activity requires basic math skills — whether calculating averages for a control chart, making machine adjustments or reading prints. This basic shop math course is focused on practical application. Learn how to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers, fractions and decimals and perform other basic activities such as rounding numbers and calculating averages. All examples and exercises are based on operations and measurements that shop workers typically encounter on the job.
Blueprints are the universal form of communication in manufacturing plants and machine shops. Learn how to read and interpret blueprints and study different views of an object, including dimensioning techniques, tolerance methods and drawing notes.
Measurement and Gaging
Learn how to use basic measuring equipment such as rulers, calipers and micrometers to gage and measure workpieces in Tri-C’s state-of-the-art inspection center. Basic plate measurement techniques utilizing gage blocks, height gages and sine bars are also covered.