Seminars, Workshops & Conferences

Upcoming Workshops

AMTEC Jumpstart!

AMTEC featured in the American Technical Education Association 2016 National Conference: Technical Education Innovations Building Tomorrows Workforce! AMTEC is holding four professional development workshops as well as a presentation. Please join us for these exciting workshops and take note that these workshops will be held simultaneously.

Presentation: 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM, Wednesday March 9

Mechatronics: Transforming Skill Sets for High Paying Career Pathways in Automotive, Aerospace, and Advanced Manufacturing – Key Collaborations that have transformed Competency Based Education through NSF Funding.

Danine Tomlin, Dr. Lynne Kreider, Gene Bowman, Beverly Hilderbrand, Kevin Smith, Mary Batch

Workshop 1: 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM, Friday March 11

Competency Based Education – What is it, Why are AMTEC modules are built the way they are?

Dr. Katherine Manley

Workshop 2: 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM, Friday March 11

Career Pathways in Action – Alamo Academy Model, Lansing Community College Model, Alamo Colleges – Toyota AMT Model

Dr. Stan Chase, Bo Garcia – Lansing, Mary Batch – Toyota, Kevin Smith – Nissan, Gene Bowman – Alamo Academy Director

Workshop 3: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM, Friday March 11

AMTEC Assessment Tools – An overview of the AMTEC General Mechatronics Exam and Diagnostic Exams. How is Industry using these assessments?

Dr. Katherine Manley, Kevin Smith – Nissan, Mary Batch – Toyota

Workshop 4: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM, Friday March 11

Navigating AMTEC Modules – From Procurement (NOCTI) to Using AMTEC Modules

Craig Hopkins

When: Friday, March 11, 2016. 07:00 AM – 09:00 AM

Where: Perdido Beach Resort, 27200 Perdido Blvd., Orange Beach, Alabama 36561

Tuition and Travel: AMTEC will not be reimbursing registration and travel for the AMTEC Jumpstart workshop. Please visit the American Technical Education Association website for registration and more information.

The University of Tennessee Maintenance and Reliability Conference (UT MARCON 2016)

The MARCON conferences features several workshops and networking opportunities. This conference will give you an opportunity to learn information about new and emerging technologies, methods and techniques in the area of Reliability and Maintenance Engineering and Management.

When: Monday, February 22nd to Thursday, February 25th

Where: Reliability and Maintenance Center, 506 East Stadium, Knoxville, TN 37996

Lodging: Holiday Inn Downtown World’s Fair Park, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

Tuition and Travel: AMTEC will not be reimbursing registration and travel for the UT MARCON 2016 Conference. Please visit the MARCON website for registration and additional information.

Siemens SIMATIC S7-1200

AMTEC is sponsoring another professional development workshop for SIMATIC S7-1200 PLC users who are involved with developing or sustaining automation systems and their application programs! This course is for users needing advanced programming and configuration skills and for those who may use the extended system functions. Please see pdf for the full Siemens Course Overview. There are only 12 seats available for this workshop!

Siemens SIMATIC S7-1200:
The goal of this course is to help the student build skills utilizing in programming and extended system functionality of the S7-1200 system, STEP7 engineering tool and WinCC Basic, Human Machine Interface (HMI). This course begins with a brief review of the SIMATIC S7-1200 system, its components and the HMI Basic Panels. It then follows with discussions on the integrated engineering system SIMATIC STEP 7 Basic for the controller and WinCC Basic for the HMI.

The course will cover using the Portal and Project tools to efficiently build a system project. The key Portal tasks include: Device and Networks, PLC Programming, Visualization, and Online and Diagnostics. The key Project tasks includes: working with editors and their elements. This course also covers a primary set of extended functions including process loop control, pulse functions, networking and basic motion control. Throughout this course students will build a STEP7 project from the beginning. Software diagnostic tools will be used for debugging. Program creation will involve using various instruction sets, memory areas, program blocks, and libraries. HMI screens for control and display will also be developed.

Who: AMTEC Subject Matter Experts and Instructors of AMTEC College Partners

When: To be Decided

Where: Siemens, 5300 Triangle Parkway, Norcross, GA 30092

How: AMTEC will reimburse attendees per KCTCS policy for approved travel costs

Lodging: Follow the Map & Hotels link on the page for the Norcross, GA location for hotel options. Lodging Options.

Registration: A $100 refundable deposit is required to secure a seat for the workshop. This deposit will be refunded with confirmation of your attendance to the workshop. Please email for details.

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