Energy & Manufacturing Courses

Drafting Courses

Sectional Views and Simplified Drafting

Discussion of theory and practice with drafting methods and the terminology required to prepare working drawings in various occupational fields. Focus on sectional views and simplified drafting for machinists.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Intro to Computer Assisted Drafting

Topics include CAD equipment selection and interface; software selection and installation; creating, editing and plotting of line drawings for architectural, electrical, circuit, mechanical, or interior design; create/modify graphic elements, storing and retrieving predefined components; and adding text and dimensions.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Blueprint Reading

Symbols/graphic language required in the interpretation of working drawings for specific occupations including a study of the different types of manufacturing blueprints and the application of each. Emphasis on machine and mechanical/electronic assembly blueprints.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Solid Works Basics

Topics include CAD equipment, software selection and interface; setting up a CAD workstation; upgrading a computer to run advanced CAD software; storage devices; storing, retrieving, back-up and sharing databases; file servers and local area networks (LANs); and transfering drawing files over the Internet.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Geometric Dimension & Tolerancing (8-hour course)

This course will review basic GD&T principles and symbols used in today's manufacturing environment. The student will be exposed to terminology, basic dimensioning, features controls and true position of GD&T. This course is an 8-hour class time.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Geometric Dimension & Tolerancing (16-hour course)

Study of blueprint symbols, terms, datum’s, geometric to coordinate comparison, functional gauging and gauge design. This course is a 16-hour class time.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

CAM Introduction

This course is designed for new users who want to become proficient with Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 3.0 as quickly as possible. You will focus on learning core-modeling skills in this comprehensive, hands-on course.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

CAM Level 2

Creating Production Drawings with Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 3.0 is a comprehensive training course that teaches you how to quickly create detailed drawings using information captured within the 3-D design models. In this course, you will learn how to create drawings, how to detail drawings, and how to take advantage of the parametric and associative nature of Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 3.0 when manipulating drawings. You will also learn system administration information relating to drawings. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to create complete production drawings suitable for manufacturing.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

CAM Level 3

This course is designed for users who want to test, validate, and optimize product designs with Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 3.0.s Mechanical module. Mechanical enables you to simulate structural and thermal loads on product designs.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

CAM Level 4

Computer-assisted applications in integrating engineering graphics and manufacturing. Emphasis on the conversion of a working drawing using computer aided design/computer aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) software and related input and output devices to translate into machine code.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

CAD-CAM

This course includes computer-assisted applications in integrating engineering graphics and manufacturing emphasis on the conversion of a working drawing using computer aided design/computer aided manufacturing (CAD-CAM) software and related input and output devices to translate into machine code.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Electrician Courses

AC Drive Fundementals and Maintenance-ABB Drive

Covers generator controls as they pertain to AC Drive Technology. Includes an in-depth review of power conversion as it applies to AC Drives, and a discussion of the three phase induction motor. The students will utilize a laptop computer to become familiar with the software package relating to the configuration of the ABB AC Drive and PLC control. AC Drive braking systems will be explained in detail. Maintenance and troubleshooting of the AC drive will be included. The student will also learn how to determine if drive parameters are correctly programmed.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Basic Elec: Basic Electronics

Principles of electricity including proper use of test equipment, A/C and D/C circuits, and component theory and operations.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Troubleshooting and Maintenance

Analysis of electrical and electronic circuits and equipment using various types of test equipment. Problem corrections including replacement of defective parts.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

PLC - Introduction

Basic hardware and software applications for industrial Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC). Includes power supplies, discrete Input/Output (IO) modules, programming devices, processors, basic logic elements, timers, and counters.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Basic Electricity & Electronics

This 32-hour course covers the basic, nonmathematical approach to understanding principles of electricity. Introduces electron theory, static electricity, electrons in motion, and magnetism. Covers basic method of measuring current, voltage, and resistance.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Basic Electrical Theory

Basic theory and practice of electrical circuits. Includes calculations as applied to alternating and direct current.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Electrical Calculations I

Introduction to mathematical applications utilized to solve problems in the electrical field. Topics include fractions, decimals, percentages, simple equations, ratio and proportion, unit conversions, and applied geometry.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Electrical Actuators

General principles of electrical controls and their components in the electrical power industry. Includes reading electrical diagrams and identifying industrial switches and pilot devices. Introduction to hardwiring and troubleshooting of industrial control relays and timers, including multi and quarter turn actuators and the skills necessary for operation of the devices.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Basic Industrial Electricity

Theory and application of electrical energy with emphasis on industrial and commercial systems. Includes AC and DC theory, electrical generation, transmission, distribution and switching. Also included will be single phase and three phase motor principles.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Power Transmission Equipment

Covers belt drives, chain drives, gears and gear drives, adjustable-speed drives, shaft alignment, shaft coupling devices, and clutches and brakes.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Industry-Specific Courses

Pneumatics

This course will provide participants with theory and application of Pneumatic Equipment and Pneumatic Systems Maintenance.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Hydraulics

Designed to give students the fundamental knowledge and skills required to work with hydraulic equipment. This course is supported by lab Volt equipment, giving students hands on experience with hydraulic equipment.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Computer Integrated Manufacturing

A study of the principles and application of computer integrated manufacturing. Employs all aspects of a system including but not limited to integration of material handling, manufacturing, and computer hardware and programming in key process areas.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Frontline Supervision

Comprehensive program for first time supervisors divided into 4 hour modules.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Machining Courses

Introductory Machine Shop

An introductory course that assists the student in understanding the machinist occupation in industry. The student begins by using basic machine tools such as the lathe, milling machine, drill press, power saw, and bench grinder. Machine terminology, theory.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Machine Shop Mathematics (varied hours)

Designed to prepare the student with technical, applied mathematics that will be necessary in future machine shop-related courses. This course is a 48-hour class time.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Precision Tool and Measurement

An introduction to the modern science of dimensional metrology. Emphasis on the identification, selection, and application of various types of precision instruments associated with the machining trade. Practice of basic layout and piece part measurements while using standard measuring tools.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Lathe-Turning Centers

Takes the trainee through a series of operations on the lathe to make a student project (a plug gauge). Covers lathe setup, rough turning procedures, finish turning, and chamfering. Next covers shouldering, knurling, and notching operations. Finishes with external thread cutting and marker tapers.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Hand Tools

Covers the most important hand tools used on the job. Begins with measuring tools, including a discussion of units of measurement. Examines the various kinds of wrenches and screwdrivers, their uses and handling techniques. Explains other hand tools by specialty: pipefitting tools, plumbing tools, electrician's tools, sheet metalworking tools, machinists' metal-working tools. Ends with hoisting and pulling tools. This course is a 24-hour class time.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Portable Power Tools

Explains the uses, selection, safety, and care of industrial power tools: electric drills, electric hammers, pneumatic drills and hammers, screwdrivers, nutrunners, wrenches, linear-motion and circular saws, routers and planes, electric sanders, grinders, and shears. Covers tool sharpening techniques for selected tools.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Machine Shop Practices

Covers the principles of machining, measurement, tool grinding, and machine shop safety. Discusses the properties of metals, how to lay out and set up a job, how to use measuring devices such as the micrometer and vernier caliper, and how to read working drawings. Explains how to grind single-and multi-point tools.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Equipment Installation

Covers the processes for installing industrial equipment.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Machine Shop Turning Operations-Mill

Covers types of milling machines and milling operations. Covers spindles, arbors, feed rates, and safety precautions. Discusses shaper and planer operations-setup, maintenance, and safety procedures. Also introduces grinding, power sawing, and gear cutting operations.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Machine Shop Turning Operations-Lathe

Covers the major types of lathes and their attachments, safety, maintenance, job preparation, and basic lathe operations. Discusses all facets of drilling and boring, types of drills and drill presses, milling machines, and job bores. Explains reaming and reamer terms. Covers threads and threading.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Multiple-Machine Procedures

Covers the types machine operations. Discusses power sawing, drilling, grinding, and boring.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Piping Systems

Covers piping and tubing systems used for fluid transport in the plant: hydraulic fluids, steam, liquefied product, refrigerant, and water. Shows typical metallic and nonmetallic piping systems, pipe-joining methods, and how tubing and hoses differ from piping. Covers valves, pipe fittings, hangers, supports, and insulation, and shows how tubing is sized, fitted, bent, and joined. Explains uses of traps, filters, and strainers.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Intermediate Machining

Operation of drills, milling machines, lathes, and power saws. Continued use of precision measuring techniques.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Different Mfg Materials & Processes

A basic study of various materials used in the metals industry and the chemical, physical, and mechanical properties of various metals. Emphasis on manufacturing processes, including casting, forming and machining.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Basic Machine Shop-Conventional Machining

The student begins by using basic machine tools such as the lathe, milling machine, drill press, power saw, and bench grinder. Machine terminology, theory, math, part layout, and bench work using common measuring tools is included. Emphasis is placed on shop safety, housekeeping, and preventative maintenance.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Intro to CNC Machining

Overview of current events, skills, knowledge and behaviors pertinent to a career in CNC Machining.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Basic Milling Procedures

Covers the setup and use of the horizontal milling machine, and describes the functions of basic cutters and attachments. Uses "hands-on" projects so trainees actually gain experience on the milling machine.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Safety in Machine Shops

Introduction to the skills, knowledge and behaviors necessary to work safely in a Machine Shop.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Tolerance and Settings

Identification of the role played by dimensional, shape and position tolerances, as well as adjustments, in the joining of mechanical pieces in order to recognize the significance of tolerances and settings for mechanical piece standardization.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Advanced Machining Processes

This course Includes a history of CNC machining and equipment and controls as well as the use of computer hardware.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Machining & Cutting Tools Selection

This course will review proper selection of cutting tools inserts and fluids for specific stainless steel materials. Students will learn how to calculate machine speeds and feeds to determine the specific tool geometry for machining operations.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Operation of CNC Turning Centers

Covers the major types of lathes and their attachments, safety, maintenance, job preparation, and basic CNC type lathe operations. Discusses all facets of drilling and boring, types of drills and drill presses, milling machines, and job bores. Explains reaming and reamer terms. Covers threads and threading. A continuation of fundamentals of CNC Machine Controls with an emphasis on turning centers. This course is a 40-hour class time.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Operation of CNC Machining Centers

This course was specifically designed to accommodate the many variations of lathe controls, including Fanuc or General Numeric, Mazak and Okuma. The training includes the use of a HAAS simulator allowing a hands-on approach. The technique employed will enable participants to setup and operate the many configurations of lathes and CNC controls with little difficulty. This course is a 40-hour class time.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Operation of CNC Turning Centers (varied hours)

Covers the major types of lathes and their attachments, safety, maintenance, job preparation, and basic cnc type lathe operations. Discusses all facets of drilling and boring, types of drills and drill presses, milling machines, and job bores. Explains reaming and reamer terms. Covers threads and threading. A continuation of fundamentals of CNC Machine Controls with an emphasis on turning centers. This course is a 40-hour class time.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Advanced CNC Machining Operator

The study of advanced CNC operation with an emphasis on programming and operations of machining and turning centers.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Basic Machine Shop I

An introductory course that assists the student in understanding the machinist occupation in industry. The student begins by using basic machine tools such as the lathe, milling machine, drill press, power saw, and bench grinder. Machine terminology, theory, math, part layout, and bench work using common measuring tools is included. Emphasis is placed on shop safety, housekeeping, and preventative maintenance.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Manufacturing Machine Operations

This course covers skill and practice in the use of manual milling machine and lathe, mill cutters, attachments, feeds and speed.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Math Courses

Applied Math Review

A review of mathematical functions including fractions, decimals, proportions, perimeters, areas, and certain algebraic/trigometric functions. Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Industrial Math

Math skills applicable to industrial occupations. Includes fraction and decimal manipulation, measurement, percentage, and problem solving techniques for equations and ratio/proportion applications.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Welding Courses

Basic Welding

Overview of gas tungsten arc welding fundamentals. including joint preparation and configuration, and GTAW set-ups. Discussion of alloy properties. Review of company-specific Welding Procedure Specifications.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Shielded Metal Arc Welding

This course covers the theory and introduction to the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) processes. Skill in the welding process and the selection of materials and equipment will be stressed. Emphasis on power sources, electrode selection, oxy-fuel cutting and various joint designs.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Shielded Metal Arc Welding I

This course covers the theory and introduction to the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) processes. Skill in the welding process and the selection of materials and equipment will be stressed.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Shielded Metal Arc Welding II

This course covers the theory and introduction to the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) processes. Skill in the welding process and the selection of materials and equipment will be stressed. Advanced positioning will be taught.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Shielded Metal Arc Plate

Students will acquire advanced knowledge and skills in Shielded Metal Arc Welding using mild steel; perform groove welds in the vertical up and overhead positions.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

SMAW Pipe Welding

An introduction to welding of pipe using the shielded metal arc welding process (SMAW), including electrode selection, equipment setup, and safe shop practices. Emphasis on weld positions 1G and 2G using various electrodes.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Intermediate Arc Welding

This course covers manipulative skills in welding techniques, applications, and theory. It covers the fundamentals of Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG).

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Maintenance Welding

An introduction to oxy-fuel and arc welding and cutting practice and procedures. Covers fundamentals of welding, Discusses welding safety considerations and precautions. Covers both oxyfuel and arc welding equipment.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Welding Safety, Tools, and Equipment

An introduction to welding careers and safety practice, including welding safety; OSHA and the Hazardous Communication Act; Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS); basic mathematics; measuring systems; shop operations; use and care of precision measuring tools; and the use and care of hand and power tools. Instruction on various types of welding equipment and processes, basic welding gases, fluxes, rods, electrodes, symbols, and blueprints.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Gas Metal Arc Welding I

This course covers manipulative skills in welding techniques, applications, and theory. It covers the fundamentals of Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG).

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Gas Metal Arc Welding II

Students will use the gas tungsten arc welding process to produce quality fillet welds on mild carbon steel, in the vertical and overhead positions; introduction to groove welding. Gas Tungsten Arc Welding I.is the prerequisites for this course.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding I

Students are trained in the basic techniques of gas tungsten arc welding, safety and health, preparation for welding, start-up equipment adjustment, and shutdown. Students will use the gas tungsten arc welding process to produce quality fillet on mild carbon steel, in the flat and horizontal positions.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding II

Students will use the gas tungsten arc welding process to produce quality fillet welds on mild carbon steel, in the vertical and overhead positions; introduction to groove welding.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Intro to Welding Technology Technologist (advanced Welding)

This course is designed for novice employees to be an entry point for ongoing education in Welding technology. The object of the course is to introduce basic welding concepts and practices.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Metals in the Plant

Introduces metals, metallurgy, and metalworking. Discusses the properties of metals, including their mechanical properties. Examines several industrial manufacturing processes. Covers iron and standard steels.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Oxi-Cut Welding

An overview of the basic oxi-fuel welding processes.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Ultrasonics, Introduction

This course is a basic theory and applications of the ultrasonic techniques of materials testing covering the theoretical material from the certification test for Ultrasonic Level I American Society of Non-Destructive Testing.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Welding & Cutting

This course discusses the two most common types of welding and cutting (gas and arc), the danger that is involved in working with them and the safety measures that can be undertaken to minimize and prevent the occurrence of their associated hazards. The course goes on to study fire prevention techniques and the danger of preservative coatings when welding or cutting.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Welding, Brazing

Instruction in soldering and brazing of copper, steel, and aluminum tubing; cutting and welding of steel using oxyacetylene; and electric arc welding of plate and sheet metal.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.