Every lesson learned in class will be practiced in the lab, where students become comfortable applying mechanical techniques in real life situations. Students troubleshoot machinery and gain hands-on experience in the Hydraulic and Mechanical lab simulation trainers.
The Industrial Mechanical lab at the Racine Campus is newly remodeled and designed to train students using the latest equipment found in the field today. Equipment includes HAAS CNC lathes and milling machines, where students will operate and perform repair training exercises. Hydraulic and pneumatic workstations are available to build and troubleshoot fluid power circuits. The lab also has manual lathes, milling machines, and surface grinders to teach machining fundamentals and build a solid foundation of mechanical knowledge.
Beyond the classroom, field trips include tours of local manufacturing facilities where students gain valuable insight and instruction, using real world examples of how different equipment functions and is used. The program culminates with a capstone project, where student teams will be challenged to perform many of the skills learned throughout the coursework.