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Through our partnership with the Department of Continuing Education at the University of North Dakota, Global Technology Inc is a proud provider of a multitude of graduate level courses for instructors wanting to learn the latest STEM technologies. See an exciting list of our current courses below. Global Technology Inc also specializes in the design of custom training opportunities to meet any school’s technology training needs. If you would like more information on these or any custom training contact Global Technology today.

Mechanical/Pneumatic/Hydraulic Technology

Course Description:
The GTI course, Mechanical/Pneumatic/Hydraulic Technology is designed teach students how to use the TII MB series trainers to study mechanical and fluid power technologies.  The course covers trainer familiarization, component identification, system circuit construction and physical properties of mechanics, pneumatics and hydraulics.  The course is two days from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.  All use the TII Robotics manuals that accompany each style of trainer to complete the course objectives.

Course Objectives:
Students will study the setup, use and repacking of each trainer.
Students will identify and conduct lab experiments with each trainer component.
Students will build complete system circuits with each style of trainer.
Students will be study the physical properties and the associated formulas for calculation presented with each style of trainer.

Course Manual:
Students will use the TII developed manuals that accompany each trainer for completion of the course objectives.

Course Evaluation:
Students will be evaluated for success by demonstrating the ability to setup each trainer, completion of lab activities related to each trainer component, construction of complete system circuits and calculation of the physical properties associated with basic mechanical and fluid power systems.

Basic Electronics

Course Description:
The GTI course, Basic Electronics is designed as introductory course for a study of basic electronic concepts.  Students will learn basic electronic laws, learn to use a multi-meter and learn how to build and test simple electronic circuits.  The course is two days from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.  All students will receive a course manual containing all of the course content and associated lab activities.

Course Objectives:
Students will study basic schematic symbols, metric prefixes and resistor color codes.
Students will learn how to use a multi-meter to measure resistance, voltage and amperage.
Students will complete calculations based on OHM’S Law and Kirchhoff’s Law.
Students will build and test several complete electronic circuits.

Course Manual:
Students will use the GTI developed manual “Basic Electricity/Electronics Concepts” for completion of the course objectives.

Course Evaluation:
Students will be evaluated for success by successfully building and testing the circuits presented in the lab activities.

Laser/Fiber Optics

Course Description:
The GTI Course, Laser Fiber Optics is designed to teach the basic concepts of lasers and how lasers are used in fiber optic communication.  The course covers the general behavior of light, physics related to how lasers work and how lasers are used to transmit data over fiber optic cable.  The course is two days, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.  All students will receive a course manual that covers all of the course content.

Course Objectives:
Students will complete a study of the general behavior of light.
Students will complete a study of the physical principles that govern the function of lasers.
Students will conduct lab experiments with various optical devices.
Students will complete a general study of fiber optics and transmit data using a laser.

Course Manual:
Students will use the GTI developed manual “Laser/Fiber Optics – A Study in the Behavior of Light and the Transmission of Data” for completion of the course objectives.

Course Evaluation:
Students will be evaluated for success by completion of the lab activities using all of the optical devices in the laser/fiber training module and the successful transmission of data over fiber optic cable using a modulating helium neon laser.

Bio-Chemistry

Course Description:
The GTI course, Bio-Chemistry is designed to teach students how to use the Bio-Chemistry module to conduct a study of the life cycle of plants, present the information on basic genetics and conduct gel electrophoresis of DNA.  The course is two days from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.  All students will receive a course manual containing all course content and will perform gel electrophoresis on several DNA samples.

Course Objectives:
Students will study the contents of the Bio-Chemistry module and the accompanying perishable supply kit.
Students will learn how to use the Wisconsin Fast Plant supplies to conduct a study the life cycle of plants.
Students will learn how to extract the DNA from plant cotyledons.
Students will learn how to conduct gel electrophoresis on Lambda and plant DNA

Course Manual:
Students will use the GTI developed manual “Bio-Chem Learning Module – A Study in Plant Lifecycle and Basic Genetics” for completion of the course objectives.

Course Evaluation:
Students will be evaluated for success by successful extraction of plant DNA from plant cotyledons and conducting gel electrophoresis on Lambda and plant DNA.

Robotics

Course Description:
The GTI Course, Robotics is designed to teach the standard concepts of robotics.  Participants will use the Labvolt 5100 Robot to study the basic concepts if industrial robotics, study application of robotic concepts in modern manufacturing and construct a complete automation workcell.  The course is two days, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Students will receive a course manual that will be used to complete all of the robotic and automation exercises.

Course Objectives:
Students will study the standard robotics concepts that govern modern automated manufacturing.
Students will complete all of the robotic activities presented using the Labvolt 5100 robot.
Students will setup, program and test a complete automation workcell.

Course Manual:
Students will use the GTI developed manual “Basic Robotic Concepts – Using the Labvolt 5100 Robot – A Study of Industrial Material Handling and Automation” to complete a complete set hands on robotic activities.

Course Evaluation:
Students will be evaluated for success by completion of hands on lab activities in basic robotics and by construction, programming and testing of a complete automation workcell.

Graphic Production

Course Description:
The GTI course, Graphic Production is designed to be used with a VersaLaser laser engraver and Roland BN-20 Printer/Cutter. The course covers using CorelDraw to create a design and then execute the design using the laser engraver or printer/cutter onto the appropriate materials. The course is two days, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.  All students will receive a course manual covering the course concepts and will create projects using both machine tools.

Course Objectives:
Students will learn setup and maintenance of the machines used. Students will learn to use templates, fixtures, and jigs to complete design production. Students will work with a variety of materials to achieve the most diverse knowledge base.

Course Manual:
Students will use the GTI developed manual “Graphic Production” for completion of the course objectives.

Course Evaluation:
Students will be evaluated for success by completing the design and production of a finished product on both the VersaLaser and BN-20.

Advanced Digitizing

Course Description:
The GTI course, Advanced Digitizing course is designed to give participants the opportunity to explore in depth embroidery digitizing software. Participants will have the chance to create their own designs using both manual and auto-digitizing software.  The course is two days, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. All participants will receive tutorials for using advanced digitizing tools and will have the opportunity to create individual projects.

Course Objectives:
Participants will review the digitizing software and learn how to use the digitizing tools within the software. Participants will learn how the various types of digital art can be used to create digitized designs. They will also learn the elements to consider when creating an embroidery design. Participants will digitize designs both as a group and on an individual basis.

Course Manual:
Students will participate in hands-on classroom activities and use a software based tutorial for completion of the course objectives.

Course Evaluation:
Students will be evaluated for success by completing a manually and auto-digitized design.

Commercial Embroidery

Course Description:
The GTI course, Commercial Embroidery is designed to introduce participants to commercial embroidery. Participants will learn about the tools and methods for creating commercially embroidered products. This course will include machine operation & maintenance, embroidery basics; such as materials, hooping, placement and tips, and digitizing with embroidery software. Participants will be embroidering a variety of materials and creating designs in the digitizing software. The course is two days, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Allstudents will receive a course manual.

Course Objectives:
Students will use a multi-needle commercial grade embroidery machine and digitizing software to create a variety of finished projects. These projects include a variety of materials and techniques to provide the student with a wide range of knowledge.

Course Manual:
Students will use the GTI developed manual “An Introduction to Commercial Embroidery” for completion the course objectives.

Course Evaluation:
Students will be evaluated for success by completing an independent design and embroidery project.

Introduction to CNC Machining

Course Description:
The GTI course, Introduction to CNC Machining is designed introduce students to the CNC machining process.  The course covers safety, machine maintenance, the process of Industrial production, part design, machine code generation and part production.  The course is two days from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.  All students will receive a course manual containing all course content and will machine several parts with a CNC router.

Course Objectives:
Students will learn safety and machine maintenance procedures for CNC machine tools.
Students will learn the industrial process used to design and produce parts with a CNC machine tool.
Students will design parts in Mastercam, verify those parts for safe production and generate the machine code necessary to cut those parts.
Students will learn to secure stock, setup the machine, and cut parts on a CNC router
Students will cut several parts from wood with a CNC router.

Course Manual:
Students will use the GTI developed manual “An Introduction to CNC Machining” for completion of the course objectives.

Course Evaluation:
Students will be evaluated for success by demonstrating the ability to design a part in Mastercam, generating the machine code to cut that part, simulate the machining for safe production and production of the part on the CNC router.

Introduction to CNC Plasma Cutting

Course Description:
The GTI course, Introduction to CNC Plasma Cutting is designed introduce students to the CNC Plasma cutting process.  The course covers safety, machine maintenance, selecting stock, part design, machine code generation and part production.  The course is two days from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.  All students will receive a course manual containing all course content and will cut several parts from steel.

Course Objectives:
Students will learn safety and machine maintenance procedures for CNC plasma cutters.
Students will learn the industrial process used to design and cut parts with a CNC Plasma cutter.
Students will design parts in Mastercam and generate the machine code necessary to cut those parts.
Students will learn strategies for controlling cut quality.
Students will cut several parts from steel with a CNC Plasma Cutter

Course Manual:
Students will use the GTI developed manual “An Introduction to CNC Plasma Cutting” for completion of the course objectives.

Course Evaluation:
Students will be evaluated for success by demonstrating the ability to create a part in Mastercam, generating the machine code to cut that part and production of the part on the CNC Plasma cutter.

An Introduction to Mastercam Art

Course Description:
The GTI course, An Introduction to Mastercam Art is designed for users of Mastercam Art, machining with CNC routers.  The course covers how to generate 3 dimensional surfaces with Mastercam Art and the process for machining those surfaces with a CNC router.  The course is two days, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.  All students will receive a course manual covering the concepts below and will create and machine 3 dimensional surfaces.

Course Objectives:
Students will use MasterCam Art to design 3 dimensional surfaces. Students will apply toolpaths to 3 dimensional surfaces to prepare them for machining. Students will machine 3 dimensional surfaces on a CNC Router Students will explore the advanced features of Mastercam Art including working with containment and importing graphic files.

Course Manual:
Students will use the GTI developed manual “An Introduction to Mastercam Art” for completion the course objectives.

Course Evaluation:
Students will be evaluated for success by completing the design of a 3 dimensional surface and machining that surface to produce a finished part.

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