Courses at Eastern Campus
The Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) Manufacturing Technology Center of Excellence now offers courses at the Eastern Campus in Highland Hills. Programs reinforce the continued growth of Northeast Ohio’s traditional manufacturing industry, addressing employer needs and emerging technologies while preparing new talent to enter the workforce.
Fundamental Manufacturing Technical Readiness
Build a foundation of skills required for employment in the manufacturing industry, including shop floor calculations, blueprint reading, measurement and gaging.
State Registered Pre-Apprenticeship
Gain basic safety, technical and job readiness skills through classroom and hands-on training related to apprenticeship as a machinist, tool and die maker, molder or CNC operator.
Additional Course Offerings
Student Success Seminar
This course introduces students to the Tri-C community, including available academic and support services and the Workforce, Community and Economic Development (WCED) division. Students explore career pathways and gain pre-employment career readiness skills that can assist them in seeking, gaining and retaining employment.
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.
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
Learn how to interpret and apply the concepts of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing to engineering drawings. Attendees apply the skills learned by completing hands-on exercises.
This course covers basic measurement, formulas and functions typically encountered within an industrial environment. Learn to solve shop problems, understand order of operations, and analyze technical graphs and tables in an applied practical environment.
Introduction to Manufacturing
This collaboration between Tri-C and local school districts is an introduction to the practical application of manufacturing concepts in the industry. The dual credit course counts toward high school completion and awards college credit. Credits also apply toward a state-registered pre-apprenticeship certificate.
Measurement and Gaging
Learn how to use basic measuring equipment such as rulers, calipers and micrometers to gage and measure work pieces in Tri-C’s state-of-the-art inspection center. Basic plate measurement techniques are also covered.
Shop Floor Calculations
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 reflect operations and measurements typically encountered by shop workers.