Moraine Park offers business training in March

by admin15. February 2010 19:00

Moraine Park Technical College offers ongoing credit and noncredit training opportunities for business and industry to help improve their competitive edge as well as develop and retain a skilled workforce.


Listed here are courses that are available in March:


Chinese 2 for Professionals: Wednesdays, March 3 to April 7, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Room T-117, West Bend campus. Builds on Chinese 1 and broadens cultural and conversational skills with a focus on pronunciation, vocabulary, phrases, sentences and basic grammar. Cost is $320 per person, which includes materials and refreshments.


Introduction to Telepresence/HD Video Conferencing: Thursday, March 4, 1 to 4 p.m., Room L-155, West Bend campus. Learn about this new global communication method and participate in a HD video conference. This training will discuss vendors, products, technologies and costs and will help you decide if this is the right technology for your business. Cost is $99 per person, which includes materials.


Barnga — Simulation Game for Cultural Awareness: Friday, March 12, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Room K-202, Beaver Dam campus. Addresses the invisible values we carry with us that influence our behavior when dealing with others who have different cultural norms. Heighten your self-awareness and have fun in the process. Cost is $135 per person, which includes materials, lunch and refreshments.


Introduction to Mastercam X4: Monday and Tuesday, March 15 and 16, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Room T-205, West Bend campus. Covers all aspects of operation, system orientation, operator interface, configuration, 2D geometry construction, dimensioning and converting CAD files. Cost is $675 per person, which includes materials.


Fundamentals of Press Brake Operation: Tuesday, March 16, 6 to 10 p.m., and Tuesday, March 30, 6 to 9:30 p.m., Room E-157.1, Fond du Lac campus. Learn the best techniques for precision sheet metal work and the math behind sheet metal bending while getting real experience on a press brake. This one-day, hands-on event uses curriculum developed by the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association and is geared toward new operators, engineers, designers and programmers. Cost is $249 per person, which includes materials.


Effective Business Writing: Friday, March 19, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Room O-107, Fond du Lac campus. Learn effective strategies to sharpen your writing skills by structuring your ideas logically and in a compelling way across a variety of media, including e-mail, instant messaging, letters and business proposals. Cost is $219 per person, which includes materials and refreshments.


Industrial Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) 3/Human Machine Interface (HMI): Monday through Thursday, March 22-25, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Room B-106, Fond du Lac campus. Learn to troubleshoot a machine controlled by a PLC. Participants will explore process control systems and process instrumentation, learn to tune a servo drive (PID) and develop HMI screens. Prerequisite: Industrial Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) 2.Cost is $815 per person, which includes materials.


Critical Core Performance Skills: Free Webinar, Wednesday, March 31, 12 to 1 p.m. Log into this one-hour overview of training-related topics that address workforce development needs.


In addition to classroom courses, Moraine Park offers a variety of online courses in partnership with ed2go® Learn More, a division of Thomson, that can be taken from your home or office at times that are convenient for you.


Registrations should be made at least one week prior to the start of a seminar.


For more information about these seminars, to register or to request a current copy of Moraine Park’s Workforce Solutions course catalog, call 920-924-3449, e-mail or visit