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Applied Career Fundamentals for Advanced Manufacturing Program

Nashua Community College in conjunction with the TAACCCT grant is proud to announce the launch of a new and innovative certificate program.

Applied Career Fundamentals for Advanced Manufacturing
The Applied Career Fundamentals program is designed to enhance the skill set of today’s manufacturing employee.  Intensive, fast-paced 8 week courses will be available both online and in the classroom.  To celebrate this exciting new opportunity, NCC is offering the first online course free!  

FREE: BUSN101 Introduction to Business 3 Credits This is an introductory course designed to survey the functions of business, while exploring current trends and learning about business opportunities. Topical discussions will include, but will not be limited to the environment in which businesses operate, business structures, business ownership models, industry competitiveness, and resource utilization.  

FREE: BCPN101 Computer Technology and Applications 3 Credits Computer technology concepts, terminology, course management software and hardware are emphasized. The student will apply word processing skills and applications for academic and career success. The windows operating platform will be used.

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SCIN150 Physical Science 4 Credits
This course studies the impact of physics on everyday life. Topics include motion, gravity, heat, electricity and magnetism, waves, sound, light and the physics of the atom. Conceptual understanding is emphasized over mathematical manipulation.  

MTTN101 Manufacturing Processes 3 Credits
The student is introduced to the preparation of materials for manufacturing through the extraction and development of ferrous and nonferrous metals and the influence of elements in the production of alloy steels and irons. The classifications of steel, the mechanical and physical characteristics of metals as well as heat treatment processes are also covered. Manufacturing processes such as forging, powdered metal processes, sand castings, additional casting processes, presswork, rolling, drawing, bending, extrusion, welding, electrical discharge machining (EDM), electrochemical machining (ECM), and numerical control (NC) operations are emphasized.  

MTHN103 Topics in Applied College Mathematics 3 Credits
This course is designed to expose the student to a wide range of general mathematics. Problem Solving and Critical Thinking skills, along with the use of technology, will be emphasized and reinforced throughout the course as the student becomes actively involved solving applied problems. Topics included: Number Theory and Systems, Functions and Modeling, Finance, Geometry and Measurement, Probability and Statistics, and selected subtopics.

ENGN101 College Composition 4 Credits
In this course, students learn to write clearly and effectively for defined audiences through a variety of strategies. Emphasis is on the writing process from pre-writing through drafting, revising and editing. Students gain confidence through learning the basic principles of effective expository composition and the application of these principles in writing essays and documented papers. Students become aware of the variety of strategies, behaviors, habits and attitudes, and choose those that help them improve. Students will also read and examine a wide variety of writers and writing styles.  

ENGN109 Oral Communication 3 Credits
Oral Communication is designed to prepare students to assume active participation in those phases of industrial and social life requiring effective oral communication. Through practice and practical exercises, students will learn the skills associated with professional speaking. Emphasis will be placed on planning and organization, as well as the importance of the audience. Since writing is often the basis for many oral communication activities, some written assignments are also required. In addition, visual software, such as PowerPoint, will also be taught. of writing as well as through in-depth discussion of the strengths, weaknesses and potential of each piece.  

CADN131 Technical Drawing 3 Credits
This course covers the basics of drafting fundamentals including blueprint reading, measurement, geometric construction, orthographic projection, section views, auxiliary views, dimensioning and tolerancing, threads and fasteners. All work is performed using current CAD software (Solidworks) on personal computers.

For more information contact:  
Jonathan Mason
TAACCCT Grant Project Coordinator Nashua Community College

Phone: (603) 882-6923 x1763
Cell: (603) 717-1490