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Landfill Operations

Online 24/7

Using the Internet those taking this course will gain a vast array of knowledge concerning the many aspects of landfill operations. This course provides eight foundation blocks for the operator with units on waste decomposition, geology & hydrology, engineering, surveying, landfill design, landfill construction, landfill operations, and regulations. This class will meet or exceed most […]

Composting Operations

Online 24/7

Composting is the controlled process of organic degradation or waste decomposition. This web-based course will provide those taking the class with knowledge in the process of waste decomposition, an array of microorganisms and invertebrates consume the organics and convert them to humus. In the truest sense, solid waste composting is actually microbe farming, and like […]

Fundamentals of Landscaping Design and Business

Online 24/7

In this course, we will explore the art and business of landscaping, from an understanding of plants and foliage, to principles of design, to technology, to business and management considerations. Details

Mechatronics: Fundamentals of PLC

Laurel Ridge Middletown Campus 173 Skirmisher Lane, Middletown, VA

Earn a credential in just 4 weeks! This training program allows students to acquire hands-on experience with industrial control equipment. Realistic examples are used to motivate students to gain the skills needs to work with PLC controlled systems. Topics include control relays, basic design, PLC sections, input and output types, memory types, logic processing, numbering […]

Mechanical Schematics Drawing and Reading

Laurel Ridge Middletown Campus 173 Skirmisher Lane, Middletown, VA

This class will help the maintenance technician interpret basic shop drawings including: mechanical, part prints, electrical, architectual, and what a print spells out. The course also covers conventional symbols such as electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatics. This class is a prerequisite to the Metal Machining Lathe/Milling course.

Metal Machining – Lathe/Milling

Winchester Tool 110 Industrial Drive, Winchester, VA

This is a hands-on class where you will learn the complete aspects of the lathe and the milling machines. On the lathe machine you will learn facing, turning, drilling, hand tapping, single point threading, knurling, and turning angles. On the milling machine you will learn: milling metal, including part of the set up, drilling, taping, boring, cutting […]

Mechatronics: Fundamentals of Robotics

Laurel Ridge Middletown Campus 173 Skirmisher Lane, Middletown, VA

Earn a credential in just 4 weeks! This course is designed to expose students to the various types of robots and ways they can increase productivity in industrial applications. While these robots can replace low skilled human tasks, they require people with technical skills to program, operate and maintain them. Upon completion of this course, […]