Ignite Course 1: Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing

Explore careers in advanced manufacturing

IGNITE Course 1 is an eight-module, advanced manufacturing course.

It is the perfect blend of career exploration, creative learning and skill development. Students will be exposed to a variety of industries and technologies.

Goals for IGNITE students include:

  • Inspiration
  • Career exploration
  • Collaborative and creative thinking

Dates: Upcoming class dates to be determined.

Cost: $800

Register: Call 309-796-5715 or email gelaudej@bhc.edu.

Learn new hands-on skills

During Course 1, participants will experience classroom and hands-on training, including:

  • Smart automation cells
  • Robot programming
  • CNC programming
  • Computer-aided design
  • Electrical circuits
  • Pneumatics
  • Safety
  • Basic measurement

IGNITE uses a highly interactive, multimedia format that includes stunning 3-D graphics and videos, voiceovers of all text, and interactive exercises designed to appeal to learners with a variety of learning styles.

  • Stimulating interactive eLearning lessons
  • Virtual trainers/simulators
  • Project-based learning activities
  • Hands-on workstations

IGNITE was developed in collaboration with three Manufacturing USA Institutes (LIFT, America Makes and MxD) and funded in part by the U.S. Department of Defense.


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