Core Curricula

Industrial Trades Core Curricula

The Industrial Trades core curricula were designed by industry for industry and undergo continual reviews in order to ensure programs graduate skilled workers who are able to perform competently on the job.  The core curricula may lead to nationally recognized credentials, certificates, associates in applied science, or apprenticeship certification.

Electricity and Electronics

Industrial Electricity and Electronics BrochureElectrical LabKevin Barnes, Program Instructor – barnesk@kellog.edu
Core Curricula 42
Credits Certificate 30 Credits
Associate in Applied Science 62 Credits

Students enrolled in an electricity electronics program will learn mathematics for electricians, electrical theory, the national electrical code, electrical motor controls, power distribution systems, facility maintenance, electrical control wiring, industrial electronics, and programmable logic controllers.

See the Electricity and Elecronics Brochure for more information, and the Electricity and Electronics Outline for a complete listing of modules.

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

HVAC ThumbnailShane Bresson, Program Instructor – bressons@kellogg.edu
Core Curricula 25 Credits
Certificate 25 Credits
Associate in Applied Science 62 Credits

Students enrolled in an HVAC-R program at the RMTC will learn the fundamentals of commercial and industrial refrigeration with an emphasis on compression systems, electrical control systems, EPA standards, air movement, and heating concepts.

See the HVAC-R Brochure for more information, and the  HVAC-R Outline for a complete listing of modules.

Industrial Technology

INT ThumbnailRobert Griffin, Program Instructor – griffinr@kellogg.edu
Core Curricula 45 Credits
Certificate 30 Credits
Associate in Applied Science 62 Credits

Students enrolled in an Industrial Technology program will learn mathematics, applied science and materials, product design elements, standards and regulations, process applications and operations, electro-mechanical devices, equipment and, safety, programming and controls, maintenance systems design and development, and quality and lean manufacturing.

See the Industrial Technology Brochure for more information, and the Industrial Technology Outline for a complete listing of modules.

Industrial Trades

Laura Ann McGuire, Director – mcguireL@kellogg.edu
Certificate 30 Credits
Associate in Applied Science 62 Credits

Students who have complete 25 or more credits in any combination of Industrial Trades core curricula may earn an Industrial Trades certificate.  This program was created for students who are enrolled in multi-craft apprenticeship programs.  Students must seek approval from the Director of the RMTC prior to applying for graduation.

Instrumentation

Timothy Krueger, Program Instructor – kruegert@kellogg.edu
Core Curricula 9 Credits

Students enrolled in the Instrumentation program at the RMTC will learn process control, measurement instrumentation, pressure measurement, force weight and motion in instrumentation, flow measurement, level measurement, temperature measurement, analytical measurement and final control elements.

See the Instrumentation Outline for a complete listing of modules.

Machining Technology

INMT ThumbnailTom Longman, Program Instructor – longmant@kellogg.edu
Core Curricula 45 Credits
Certificate 30 Credits
Associate in Applied Science 62 Credits

Student enrolled in a Machining Technology program will learn machine tool safety, precision measurement, drill press and band saw operation, lathe turning, electronic discharge machine operation, vertical and horizontal milling, grinding, CNC programming, project planning, heat treating, jigs and fixture design and making, die design and making, gage design, mold design and making.

See the Machining Technology Brochure for more information, and the Machining Technology Outline for a complete listing of modules.

Pipefitting

Pipefitting ThumbnailDave Domsic, Program Instructor – domsicd@kellogg.edu
Core Curricula 26 Credits
Certificate 20 Credits
Associate in Applied Science 62 Credits

Students enrolled in a Pipefitting program at the RMTC will learn plant safety, mathematics for pipefitting, pipefitting basics, pipefitting code, piping diagrams, thermodynamics and heating theory, fluid gas properties, industrial flow control, boilers, steam, piping applications, and piping maintenance.

See the Pipefitting Brochure for more information, and the Pipefitting Outline for a complete listing of modules.

Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy ThumbnailKevin Barnes, Program Instructor – barnesk@kellogg.edu
Core Curricula 14 Credits
Certificate 14 Credits

Students enrolled in a Renewable Energy program will learn renewable energy and energy conservation, photovoltaic (PV) theory, PV system components, PV system installation, wind energy theory, wind system components, and wind system installation.

See the Renewable Energy Brochure for more information, and the Renewable Energy Outline for a complete listing of modules.

Skilled Trades

Laura Ann McGuire, Director – mcguireL@kellogg.edu
Certificate 30 Credits

Students who have earned an apprenticeship certificate or who possess a journeyman’s card or state license in a qualifying trade area may earn an Associate in Applied Science in Skilled Trades.  Students must seek approval from the Director of the RMTC prior to applying for graduation.  For more information on this associate program, contact the Director of the RMTC.

Tool and Die

Tom Longman, Program Instructor – longmant@kellogg.edu
Core Curricula 51 Credits

The Tool and Die curricula is designed for company sponsored students who are working as machinists or toolmakers. The Tool and die instructor will work with the student or company to specific modules within the Tool and Die curriculum which will best serve the student’s individual needs.  Students will learn how to heat treat steel; design jigs, fixtures, gages, dies and molds; and make jigs, fixtures, gages, dies, and molds.

See the Tool and Die Outline for a complete listing of modules.

Welding

Welding Brochure ThumbnailDoug Adams, Program Instructor – adamsd@kellogg.edu
Core Curricula 28 Credits
Certificate 25 Credits
Associate in Applied Science Degree 62 Credits

Students enrolled in a Welding program at the RMTC will learn about gasses used in welding, cutting processes, brazing and soldering, joints, shielded metal arc welding, advanced arc welding, welding metallurgy, gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, pipe welding, and welding fabrication.

See the Welding Brochure for more information, and the  Welding Outline for a complete listing of modules.

Certificate and Degree Requirements

Students must complete the minimum number of credits listed in order to earn either an Associate in Applied Science Degree or a certificate in an Industrial Trades program.  See the Associate in Applied Science in Industrial Trades Outline for a complete list of associate degree options and requirements.

Job Opportunities and Wages

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