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Manufacturers look to Fox Valley Technical College for training and services to improve their efficiency and competitiveness. FVTC has a vast array of expertise to help with applied manufacturing projects and strategies targeted at improving productivity and strengthening the region's manufacturing economy.

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Automated Manufacturing Systems

Automated manufacturing systems trainers provide training and technical assistance in a wide variety of skill sets needed to work in the automation field. A full range of topics are available including automation software, computer and power systems, programmable logic controllers, blueprint reading, motors and drives, industrial devices, equipment sensors and robotics.

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Blueprint Reading

Learn the fundamental principles and concepts used to interpret and read blueprints. *Blueprint Reading* provides an understanding of the various types of blueprints, shop prints and schematics used in an industrial environment.

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Cellular Manufacturing

When cellular manufacturing is implemented, you make one product at a time immediately. This is the opposite of the mass-batch method where products are processed and set aside for assembly. Cellular training will cover the detailed, five-step process for designing and implementing work cells for either assembly or machining applications. You will participate in a live simulation to apply principles learned to gain a solid foundation.

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CNC Programming

Fundamental and advanced concepts of *Computer Numerical Control* (CNC) are available through FVTC's customized training and courses. Industry experts with extensive machine tool expertise can provide training to upgrade the skills of maintenance mechanics or aspiring and established machinists. Develop high-level machine operators and machinists in your industrial operation.

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Electrical Skills

Our electrical skills training is designed to provide a wide variety of skill sets needed to work in the industrial and construction related fields. Customized training includes topics such as: basic electrical theory, electrical print reading, electrical power systems and troubleshooting.

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Engineering Technologies

Companies need employees who can solve specific problems in research and development, manufacturing, design, sales, construction, inspection and maintenance. Fox Valley Technical College will customize training and technical assistance solutions that provide your employees with the proficiency to become more productive and precise problem solvers. Explore the Engineering Technologies training category or request information on available related training.

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Environmental Health & Safety

Explore a variety of environmental health and safety services for organizations and their employees. The focus of FVTC's training and technical assistance continues to expand in response to emerging topics and compliance concerns across multiple industry sectors. Public and emergency response workers, industrial safety specialists and industry professionals benefit from workplace safety and sustainability services offered by our team of experts and partners. Explore the Environmental Health and Safety training category or request information on available related training.

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Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T)

The fundamentals of *Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing* (GD&T) training focuses on identification and interpretation of datums, feature control frames and tolerance size. Material condition modifiers are identified to determine a specific tolerance or tolerance range and what it means for part acceptance versus rejection.

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Hydraulics & Pneumatics

Our customized training and consulting services give participants skills to safely and efficiently repair/maintain fluid power systems. Learn fluid power mechanic skills to maintain hydraulic or pneumatic systems and their components. Safely perform proper machine lockout procedures while working on a fluid power system, and follow written instructions or technical procedures.

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Industrial Maintenance & Troubleshooting

Fox Valley Technical College can deliver training based on the *Industrial Maintenance Certificate* and troubleshooting customized content. Training can include topics such as blueprint reading, hydraulics/pneumatics, electrical maintenance, bearings, rigging, belt and chain drives, pipefitting and machine shop skills.

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Lean Six Sigma

Let FVTC help you find the process improvement methodology that will improve your organization's performance. Fox Valley Technical College features a range of training, individual coaching and consulting services designed to improve your bottom line. Certified instructors will create a customized training experience using classroom, applied, and online learning as well as on-site consultation. Explore the Lean Six Sigma training category or request information on available continuous improvement training.

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Machine Tool & Tool and Die

Fox Valley Technical College can train participants to operate a wide variety of machine tools skillfully. You will also develop an understanding of specific manufacturing processes used in the metal working industry.

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Maintenance Cohorts - Basic & Advanced

Fox Valley Technical College understands the challenge of hiring qualified maintenance personnel essential to keep equipment running smoothly. To address these workforce challenges, specialized automation, industrial and mechanical maintenance cohort programs were developed by employers to upskill current employees to maintenance technicians. Explore more about basic and advanced [Machine Maintenance Cohort]( opportunities, courses and schedules.

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Motion Control

Fox Valley Technical College offers a series of courses and customized training services for programmers, technicians, industrial engineers and maintenance staff related to industrial automation, process control, instrumentation and motion control.

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National Electrical Code

National Electrical Code training offered by Fox Valley Technical College examines the definitions, enforcement issues and the code-making cycle, and how occupancies affect the electrical installation process. Participants practice finding information using an easy-to-follow procedure and become familiar with the types of information found within the code book.

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Press Brake

Students will learn the basic operating principles of running a press brake. Topics include how to develop part blanks, creating forming and simulation programs offline, how to perform stage bending, and advanced skills like applying tooling extensions and the utilization of specialized tools when needed.

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Programmable Logic Controllers & Motor Control

Programmable logic controllers (PLC) are heavily used in industry to control machines and processes. Operators, technicians, and management need to understand the operation and application of these devices. Customized training is available in operation and application of programmable logic controllers (PLCs); programming; interfacing devices to PLCs; and troubleshooting. Training is available on a number of different models common to industrial and manufacturing environments including Allen Bradley and Siemens.

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Quality Management & ISO Implementation

Training and consulting services are available to help organizations get ISO certified. Learn the requirements of this quality standard, how normal companies fulfill these requirements and how to move your organization toward certification. Practical advice aimed at reducing scrap, rework and warrantee could make your ISO effort one of the best things your company has ever done.

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Fox Valley Technical College's partnership with ABB Robotics serves employers through state-of-the-art technology that delivers factory-based automation training and seminars in the workplace. The multiphase partnership began with installation of seven ABB robots and related software and controllers in the FVTC industrial training facility.

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Statistical Process Control (SPC)

Gain an understanding of the value of statistical process control (SPC) monitoring, controlling and improving processes. Charts are constructed and analyzed using hands-on application and exercises. In more advanced training, learn about the variety of Six Sigma tools needed in the analysis and control phases of the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control) process. Fundamental and advanced concepts of SPC are available through seminars or customized training. Advanced statistical methodology is available through the *Six Sigma Green Belt* series, including offerings such as *Design for Six Sigma* and *Statistical Tools for Six Sigma*.

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Welding, Weld Certification & Metal Fabrication

Organizations are constantly looking for qualified welders and metal fabricators to work in a completely revolutionized industry. Fox Valley Technical College offers specialized training to assist employers in developing and improving these skills. A range of services are available and can be tailored to your specific welding or metal fabrication applications.

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Wood Technologies

Traditional and new technologies of the wood products manufacturing industry are offered, including training in the fields of cabinet making, furniture, millwork and specialty products. Additional training opportunities are available in the safe and efficient use of a wide variety of hand and power tools, as well as computer-controlled machines used to manufacture wood products.

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+Virtual: Lean Six Sigma Online/Virtual

Select Lean Six Sigma topics are available virtually for your remote workforce. New options are added as demand warrants with all available in a live, interactive format.

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Critical Core Workplace Skills

The *Critical Core Workplace Skills* training gives your employees the tools they need to meet the changing demands of today's workplace and deliver consistently high performance. Customized materials suitable for manufacturing and other work environments combine powerful training content with real-world application. Each training module focuses on a specific skill in one of four key areas: productivity, problem solving, teamwork and adaptability. Modules can be offered as single sessions or grouped into a customized training package geared to your business objectives, timeline and budget.

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Early-stage Prototype Development / Fab Lab

Explore [FVTC Fab Lab Resources]( where you can create, collaborate, learn and build just about anything imaginable. The Fab Lab connects users with common tools and platforms to facilitate the exchange of ideas and designs. It combines advanced manufacturing technology and electronics tools to bring your ideas to reality while mentoring you through the creative process.

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Operations Management

The *APICS Principles of Operations Management* program has five (5) customizable courses that are classroom-based and instructor-led for individuals new to materials and operations management. In addition to the standard course content, the sessions can be tailored into stand-alone mini-courses or can be combined with other principles course sessions to create a customized learning experience.

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Project Management

Project managers, members of project teams, contractors and managers will benefit from learning new project management tools and skills from FVTC. This training takes you through the entire project management cycle of planning, scheduling and controlling a major project.

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Total Productive Maintenance

Reducing inventory imposes a need for maximizing equipment productivity. Learn to analyze overall equipment effectiveness to determine how much of the equipment's time is being used effectively. Find out why machine operators are your first resource for maintenance and consider effective preventive and predictive maintenance tools that help you significantly reduce machine downtime and achieve autonomous maintenance.

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Variable Speed Drives & Motors

Variable speed drives are heavily used in industry to control machines, motors and processes. Operators, technicians and management need to understand the operation and application of these devices. Training is available in operation and application of DC and AC variable speed drives, programming drive parameters, interfacing devices to drives and troubleshooting. Training is available on a number of different models. Additional training courses provide DC and AC motor training.

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