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THE BENEFITS OF
MANUFACTURING & TRADES COURSES

Manufacturing at MTC has a long history of excellence in offering innovative programming and training to individuals and businesses. 

Our classes and workshops vary greatly to fit your needs and allow you to further develop your skills to make you more marketable in today’s workplace. We can also customize programming to fit the requirements of your company.

Our training programs provide:

  • Practical experience with hands-on learning opportunities
  • Industry expert instructors
  • Flexible scheduling, and group training available
  • Set your own pace—learn at home or on the go with online courses

Customized Corporate Solutions

Many of our courses and training programs can be customized to fit your requirements. We adapt to various schedules and locations for your individual or company’s needs.

Contact us to schedule a free consultation

Program Leads

Larry Lewis

Manufacturing &
Technology Coordinator

Email Address

651-423-8276

Merieme Aman

Manufacturing &
Technology Coordinator

Email Address

651-423-8612

Manufacturing & Trades Programs

Boiler Operation

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of boilermakers is projected to grow 21 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Boiler operators in Minnesota are required to be licensed through the Department of Labor. These evening courses will help prepare you to take the licensing exam. As you gain experience and higher classifications, you can increase job responsibilities and move to the next step in your career.
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Steam & Hot Water Boiler I

This course covers both high and low pressure boilers used in steam and hot water heating, high-pressure, high-temperature hot water boilers used in heating or process installations, and small mechanical-drive steam turbines. This course is designed for those who want to acquire a special license or upgrade to second class A, B, or C as required by the rules and regulations of the Boiler Division of the State of Minnesota. Textbooks will be provided the first night of the class. This course is normally offered in the fall and spring, although additional courses may be added if there is enough interest.

Course Dates:
  • Classes will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Class 1: September 6th through 29th
  • Class 2: October 25th through Nov 17th
  • Class 3: Jan 3rd to 26th
  • Class 4: March 7th to 30th

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Steam & Hot Water Boiler II

This course covers high and low pressure boilers use in hot water supply, process and power installations, larger high-pressure/high-temperature water boilers used in the heating process, and power installation, as well as larger steam turbines used for mechanical drive and power generation. This course is designed for those who want to upgrade to first class A, B, or C license, or upgrade to a Chief A, B, or C license as required by the rules and regulations of the Boiler Division of the State of Minnesota. Textbooks will be provided the first night of the class. This course is normally offered in the fall and spring, although additional courses may be added if there is enough interest.

Course Dates:
  • Classes will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Class 1: September 6th through 29th
  • Class 2: October 25th through Nov 17th
  • Class 3: Jan 3rd to 26th
  • Class 4: March 7th to 30th

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Customized Corporate Solutions

Many of our courses and training programs can be customized to fit your requirements. We adapt to various schedules and locations for your individual or company’s needs.

Contact us to schedule a free consultation

Home Inspection

Our online professional home inspection training course, developed in conjunction with American Home Inspectors Training Institute, offers you the best home inspection training program in North America.

Our seasoned instructors will take you through many scenarios of real life situations you will encounter in the field. They will take you through common and not so common problems you will encounter as well as how to report your findings. Topics include structure, exteriors, roofs, plumbing, electrical, heating, cooling, interiors, insulation and ventilation. This home inspection training and marketing support program enables you to either start and operate your own successful home inspection business or to be a significant contributor in an established company. Average home inspectors earn $300 per inspection, which takes approximately three hours to complete.

Online course: $995

  • is self-paced with 120 clock hours
  • takes about 30 – 90 days to complete (no time limit for completion)

Hybrid course: $1495

  • Online plus in-person classroom training
Course includes:
  • Study Modules
    Including structure, exteriors, roofs, electrical, plumbing, heating & cooling, interiors, insulation & ventilation and business & marketing.
  • Certificate of Completion
    This course prepares you to take the National Home Inspection Exam. Upon successful completion you will become certified to give home inspections.
  • And More
    Including course books, audio and visual tutorials, exercises and practice quizzes, exams, photos of numerous inspection scenarios, and valuable industry updates.

Additional Course:

By completing the hybrid course, you are qualified to attend a 3-day, hands-on course located in the Twin Cities. You will gain important field experience by inspecting homes and writing reports. Sessions are scheduled on: March 10-12, 2017; July 14-16, 2017 and December 1-3, 2017; 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.

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Customized Corporate Solutions

Many of our courses and training programs can be customized to fit your requirements. We adapt to various schedules and locations for your individual or company’s needs.

Contact us to schedule a free consultation

Manufacturing Processes

MTC’s industry experts can help your production environment become more efficient and effective.  Lean is a holistic approach to process management that has been used widely to transform organizations into efficient, customer-driven businesses. MTC’s experts draw on a wide variety of tools, including 5S, root cause analysis, and continuous improvement, among others, to help our clients improve and grow in an ever-changing world.

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Mechatronics

Mechatronics is an interdisciplinary approach merging the study of control systems with mechanical, electronic and software engineering. Our convenient, evening courses are taught by industry experts who will give you the skills you need to advance your industrial technology career.

Courses include:

Industrial Electricity (Starts Early Fall)

This is a fundamental course encompassing AC and DC electricity to build a foundation for the student to advance on to applications which are based on powered and controlled systems.

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Motor Controls (Starts Late Fall)

This course is designed to give machine operators, maintenance mechanics and technicians an understanding of electrical blueprints and wiring diagrams with an emphasis on motor controls. Prerequisite: Knowledge of AC/DC electricity, or completion of Industrial Electricity.

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Programmable Logic Controllers

Beginning through advanced training in PLC technology and programing. Prerequisite: Knowledge of AC/DC electricity, or completion of Industrial Electricity.

  • PLC I (Starts Early Spring)
  • PLC II (Starts Mid Spring)
  • PLC III (Starts Late Spring)

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Systems Troubleshooting (Starts Late Spring)

The process of quickly and effectively locating faults in an electrical system will be the focus of the troubleshooting course.

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ServSafe

Invest in your food safety training by attending our one-day course. Certified by the National Restaurant Association, recognized by local, state and federal health departments.

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Soldering

A nationally accredited college and IPC authorized member, DCTC is uniquely positioned to consistently provide superior education, training and employee IPC certification. We offer an Introduction to Hand Soldering course for those who are new to soldering, and several IPC certifications to industry standards.

Upcoming Courses

All classes are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Classes will be held at Dakota County Technical College.

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Introduction to Hand Soldering

  • $850 (fee includes materials)
  • Class dates TBD, Contact DCTC

IPC-A-610

  • $950 (fee includes materials, book and certification testing)
  • Feb 20-24, 2017. 8:00 am to 4:30pm

IPC-J-STD-001

  • $950 (fee includes materials, book and certification)
  • March 20-24, 2017. 8:00 am to 4:30pm

Certifications We Offer

IPC-J-STD-00l

  • Requirements for soldered electrical and electronic assemblies training and certification program.You must have soldering experience or take a hand-soldering skills course to enroll in this course.

IPC-A-610D

  • Acceptability of electronics assemblies training certification program.

IPC/WHMA-A-620

  • Requirements and acceptance for cable and wire harness assemblies, training/certification program.

IPC-A-600

  • Acceptability of printed boards training and certification program.

IPC-7711 & IPC-7721

  • Training and certification program. The industry standard program for rework, repair, an modification of electronic assemblies.

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Customized Corporate Solutions

Many of our courses and training programs can be customized to fit your requirements. We adapt to various schedules and locations for your individual or company’s needs.

Contact us to schedule a free consultation

Workplace Safety

Safety is the most important consideration in any work environment. MTC’s safety experts can guide you from planning to training. Topics include Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO), OSHA, ergonomics, machine guarding, forklift safety, and more. Our partnerships with multiple colleges in Minnesota allow for a wide breadth of expertise that can be leveraged for your specific needs.

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“I found my place in the Manufacturing and Trade program. Everyone was knowledgable and helpful. Now I have a skills that will serve me for a lifetime. ” Matthew W.

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