ATS offers learning systems for a broad array of advanced manufacturing and technology skills, including:
Mechatronics teaches the systems thinking that is required to effectively operate, program, and problem solve in today’s complex manufacturing environments.
With the rapid expansion of automation technology, mechatronics has become one of the world’s fastest growing technical education programs. Its aim is a design process that unifies multiple engineering disciplines and sub-disciplines—including mechanical, electrical, electronics, software, control systems, and design engineering—to create sophisticated production systems.
Augmented Reality Welding
One of the most advanced welding training systems available, augmented reality welding blends real-world and computer generated images to give students the most realistic welding experience possible.
Students can repeatedly practice techniques and get immediate feedback, helping quickly correct errors, reinforcing proper welding practices and accelerating skill advancement before moving to live arc welding in the lab. And, compared to traditional methods, augmented reality welding significantly reduces the amount of time needed to teach students, helping them progress more quickly.
Supplemental tech to established Welding classes
Intro Exposure to Welding K-12
Industry 4.0/Smart Factory
Industry 4.0 refers to the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. It includes cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things, cloud computing and cognitive computing. Industry 4.0 creates what has been called a “smart factory.”
In these modular-structured smart factories, cyber-physical systems monitor physical processes, create a virtual copy of the physical world and make decentralized decisions. Over the Internet of Things, cyber-physical systems communicate and cooperate with each other and with humans in real time. And via the Internet of Services, both internal and cross-organizational services are offered and used by participants of the value chain.
Automation IS mechatronics. Our automation program includes robotics and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) — elements central to nearly all manufacturing today. PLC controllers are arguably the most important component in advanced manufacturing, thus offering a wide range of employment opportunities, ranging from basic technician to a four-year degree level of skill.
Automation is a broad field requiring a great deal of training. Our automation learning systems take a building block approach, starting with fundamentals and progressing into serial device applications and multiple station control.
Pneumatic robot control, and more
Our training is designed in conjunction with industry leaders and offers a variety of mechatronics options to suit your classroom space and your students’ learning levels.
The field of electrical technology encompasses virtually every industry and offering nearly endless opportunity for generations to come. And at ATS, we do it all.
Our training programs in electrical technology include:
AC/DC electrical systems
Basic electrical machines
Electrical relay control
Power distribution, and much more.
With internet security threats plaguing enterprises worldwide, cyber security skills are in high demand.
Based on guidelines from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), our cyber security course prepares students for the ISACA Cyber Security Fundamental Certificate exam.
Critical infrastructure security systems and devices
Intelligent computing and controlling devices and systems security
Business Information Technology (IT) network security systems and techniques
Industrial Control System (ICS) networks and devices security
Medical Network and Data Systems Security
Ethical Hacking Roles and Tools
ATS has worked closely with the Detroit automotive companies to develop 21st century standards for skilled trades, and is a leader among skilled trades training programs in Michigan’s community colleges.
Skilled trades encompasses a huge variety of skills, and today’s advanced manufacturing industrial technicians are often expected to have a broad education.
Motors & motor control
Mechanical programmable controls
ATS is proud to offer advanced manufacturing programs developed in partnership with industry leaders like Ford, GM, Caterpillar, and many others. Our programs are designed to deliver job-ready, industry-relevant skills for workplace success.
For decades, pneumatics and hydraulics have powered machines in innumerable applications and in countless fields all over the world — so a strong theoretical understanding and hands-on training in pneumatic and hydraulic applications is indispensable for nearly any industry. ATS provides pneumatic and hydraulic training solutions that are second-to-none in depth of knowledge, skills, and the breadth of applications offered.
ATS’s thermal training programs focus primarily on industrial, commercial and residential heating and cooling — including traditional means like air conditioning; solutions such as insulation, lighting, and ceiling fans; and today’s renewable energy systems like geothermal. This program also features a steam training system that covers key concepts and skills used in paper mills, power companies, and even nuclear submarines. Our thermal program training aligns with several other key programs, including:
Power and Energy
Electronics training is important for technicians, engineers, production workers, and many others seeking in-demand careers. With a focus on training in electronic drives and programmable logic controllers, this program is designed to give current and future workforce members the knowledge that they’ll need to excel in the their career paths.
ATS mechanical training programs feature learning systems that cover bedrock fundamentals of industry and advanced manufacturing, including mechanical drives, pumps, mechanical fabrication, rigging, and central lubrication.
Applications of these systems are used in the agricultural, pharmaceutical, automotive, and power generation industries, to name just a few. Other fields requiring mechanical training include construction technology, power and energy, industrial maintenance and mining.
ATS also offers portable mechanical learning systems and mechanical systems geared toward a high school audience.
Iron and steel
Oil and gas
Power and energy
Food production and more
Process control is a versatile and vital part of major industries like power generation, petrochemicals, food processing and bottling, chemical manufacturing, bio-technology, pharmaceuticals, and refineries.
Because of the wide application for this discipline, ATS offers the largest and most in-depth range of industrial process control training options available.
We provide training in four major process control systems, each covering a different application: level and flow, temperature, analytical, and pressure.
We also offer training options for related process control applications such as HART communication protocol, Foundation Fieldbus, and SCADA. This in-depth offering of process control training solutions fit well with programs including:
Iron and steel
Oil and gas
Power and energy
Food production and more
Industrial equipment maintenance technician careers offer some of the highest paying and most satisfying opportunities available today. As companies increase their use of newer and more complex machinery, technicians must have higher skill levels in a wider range of technologies than ever before.
ATS offers training programs that prepare students for certification in a wide range of industrial maintenance disciplines. Developed in conjunction with the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), our programs are built to standards that enhance and expand training for a new industrial technology maintenance (ITM) workforce.