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Partners:
The Vincennes University HTEC Gene Haas Training Center is dedicated to providing the highest quality training available for Metrology and related technologies. The center leverages the support of its many manufacturing partners to provide training on the latest technology available. The list of partners includes: Haas Automation, Mitutoyo, American Society for Quality, Minitab, Renishaw, Mastercam, Quality Mill Supply, Zeiss, Lista, , and others. The VU HTEC is also in partnership with Veterans Administration counselors, the Indiana National Guard employment specialists, and the WorkOne in order to help recruit and place students.
Tuition and Fees:
The cost of the program is $8000.00. This includes all tuition, lab fees, materials, hardware, software, and ASQ and NIMS testing. Textbook cost is $1,000.00. Gene Haas Foundation Scholarships are available to assist students.
Weekly Schedule:
8:00am – Noon Noon – 12:30pm 12:30 – 5:00pm
Lecture / Lab Lunch Lecture / Lab
4.0 hours 0.5 hours 4.5 hours
Total Training Hours
42.5 hours per week for 15 weeks = 637.5 hours. 32 hours deducted for holidays and facility closing = 605.5 hours
Implementation:
The Industrial Metrology NOW program is offered two times per year with starting dates in early February and August. Class size is limited to 12 students per class to maintain the highest quality of training.
Recruitment:
Students will be recruited through industry partner companies, the VA, the Indiana National Guard, WorkOne in Indiana, and its counterpart one-stop employment centers in other states, along with multimedia contact. Ideally, companies will be involved in the candidate selection process from the beginning.
Placement:
Vincennes University will use its own resources along with the resources of its partners, to help trainees to gain full time employment. Ideally, companies will be involved in the candidate selection process up front, and will hire immediately upon graduation.
Program Core Areas
 Industrial Safety – 8 hours
 Applied Technical Mathematics – 40 hours
 Introduction to Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) – 40 hours
 Blueprint Reading – 40 hours
 General Machine Shop Processes – 16 hours
 Quality Concepts / Q.C. Principles / Statistical Processes – 40 hours
 Dimensional Inspection – 180 hours
 Calibration – 40 hours
 Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) Operation and Programming - 180 hours
 Basic Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) – 16 hours
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