Events

Events

Events

Open House Wednesday January 8, 2014, Information Flyer for Open House

CITEA Conference April 4 - 5 2014Information Flyer for the CITEA Conference

Friday, December 13, 2013
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Lunch Meeting)
Plastics Manufacturing Technology (PMT) Department
(Room ME-1)
The purpose of this meeting is to update members on department progress and to review the program goals. The advisory committee will be updated on the latest developments in the department. We at the PMT department will stream line to make this process as smooth as possible. Your participation is greatly appreciated and needed.
Your input is extremely valuable in assisting us to provide career/vocational guidance to our students and keep or vocational curriculum and programs current.
Please RSVP to Terry Price at 562-860-2451 x2927 or email tprice@cerritos.edu. We hope you can join us. If you are unable to attend please send a representative, we would appreciate your comments to support our program.
The agenda of the upcoming meeting and survey are included in this message. Parking passes will be available in the meeting room on the day of the meeting.
Please give your input on the online survey below:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1cOq_OLw8cwIKYNnWMxomGP0RSyMZRm2cB5-EnfPSeH8/viewform

 

November 16, 2013 Plastic Department Tours SpaceX in Hawthorne, CA

Plastic students tour SpaceX

August 14, 2013 Plastics Department Open House -Download the Open House flyer for more information

August 10, 2013 Composite Workshop

You are invited to attend a Composites Fabrication Workshop at Cerritos College's Manufacturing Technology Composites Training Center (CTC) on Saturday, August 10, 9am - Noon in the Metals Building, Room ME-1. Free attendance and parking.
Have you ever been curious about composites? Do you have a wing tip or fairing that needs repair? Want to replace a composite part? Or have you ever wondered about building your own aircraft? What is hot wire foam cutting, laminating, vacuum bagging? Come and learn something new.
Professor Terry Price, Department Chair, Manufacturing Director, Composites Training Center and EAA Chapter 7 Member in Long Beach, will be teaching the class. Terry has vast experience in this specialized area. He is a member of the Society of Plastic Engineers (SPE), Commercial Airline Composite Repair Committee (CACRC), and the Society for the Advancement of Material & Process Engineering (SAMPE) among many organizations. His complete bio is at http://cms.cerritos.edu/tprice/.
If you have a question, please contact Terry at 562.860.2451, ext. 2927 or send him an email at tprice@cerritos.edu or visit www.cerritos.edu/plastics for more info about the program at Cerritos.
A flyer and a map of the college are attached. For free parking, turn into Parking Lot C-5 from Studebaker. The lot is between the light at Falcon Way/Melissa St, and Alondra Blvd., directly across the Home Depot.


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Communications, San Gabriel Valley Airports Association
Link with me at http://www.linkedin.com/in/yvonnemguerra

Download Flyer for more information on Composite Workshop

Join us for Open House, August 14, 2013 from 4:00 - 8:00PM - Please download the open house flyer

April 4, 2013 Annual Advisory Committee Members' Recognition Breakfast

January 9, 2013 Plastics Department Open House - Download Open House Flyer

January 22 - 25 Paulson Plastics Academy

January 28 - 29 Managing a Molding Plant

Download Informational Flyer forPaulson Plastics Academy and Managing a Molding Plant

December 14, 2012

Cerritos College
Manufacturing Technology Department
Composites / Plastics / Manufacturing / Quality
Advisory Committee Meeting

Please download the Meeting Agenda and the Trends in Technology Survey

Advisory Commitee MeetingPeter talking to Advisory Committee

December 4, 2012 Resume Clinic

Resume Clinic December 4, 2012 6:30PM - 8:00PM Download Resume Clinic Flyer

Resume Clinic InstructorsResume clinci participants

 

Cerritos College Hosts Textile Industry Leaders from India

Plastics Department Hosts Textile Industry Leaders from India

Cerritos College hosted delegates from India on Thursday, November 15. The visiting group represented the Ahmedadbad Textile Industries Research Association (ATIRA.)
"The purpose of their visit was to see first-hand the successful composites/manufacturing programs at Cerritos College for a possible training partnership," said Cerritos College Manufacturing Department Chair Terry Price, who coordinated the visit.
The group was greeted by Board of Trustees Member Dr. Ted Edmiston, Vice President/Assistant Superintendent Dr. JoAnna Schilling and Dean of Technology Division Dr. Nick Real, and toured the composites training program.
Cerritos College's Composites program offers hands-on courses and training programs that train students in the high demand skills and prepare them for employment in current or emerging occupations in the composites field.

October 27, 2012

Free Prototyping Clinic
Saturday, October 27, 2012 (9am-Noon)
Download Prototyping Clinic Flyer

October 6 & 13, 2012

"2-Day" Composites Training begins October 6 &13, 2012
"Register Today" at Cerritos College. Download Boot Camp Flyer

August 15, 2012

Plastics Department Open House (4PM - 8PM)

August 10, 2012

Terry Price will be speaking at the Inventors Forum on Friday August 10, 2012 6-8pm.
Located on the Chapman University campus at W. Glassell St. & W. Sycamore Ave. in the City of Orange, Orange CA 92866 in the Law School Bldg.
DownloadInventors Forum Flyer

July 21, 2012 & July 28, 2012

Prototyping Seminar "2 Day" Register Today!
Download Prototyping Seminar Flyer for July 21 and July 28, 2012

Rapid Prototyping/Laser Curring & Engraving with Plastic
This "Prototyping 101" seminar is designed for those who need to understand how they can integrate these processes easily into their ideas and projects.

Attendees will make items by Rapid Prototyping / Laser processes and learn how to quickly duplicate them in plastics materials.

June 16 & June 23, 2012

Composite "101" Seminar "2 Day" Composites Seminar - Register Today!
Download Composite 101 Seminar Flyer for June 16 and 23, 2012

The "Basics" of careers and skills in the Composites "101" Seminar is a comprehensive program designed to give attendees theory with "hands-on" exposure to these "high-tech" composite materials. Learn how they are molded, shaped, and fabricated into useful light-weight, strong and durable items.

May 12, 2012 & May 19, 2012

Plastics for Inventors and Designers Seminar "2 Day"Download Inventors and Designers Seminar Flyer for the May 12 and May 13, Event

Do you have inventive ideas, but don't know which step to take?

Are you planning to design or use plastic material?

Find out how to take your ideas to the next level.

The presentation will provide a "basic" understanding of actual industrial production processes and materials.

See plastic molding "first-hand" and fabrication equipment making parts.

Shorten the learning curve and beat your competition to get to the market place by learning about important terminology, materials, tooling required, prototyping available and technical skills needed to discuss your project to others for success.

If you, a friend or family member are looking to learn about ways to use plastics in your ideas, then this seminar is for you.

Attendees will have an opportunity to explore their own interests and careers within the plastics industry and take away valuable hand-out materials.
This is a conveniently planned 2-session Saturday morning event with free parking.

Register on-line: http://cms.cerritos.edu/cerritostrainsu/upcoming-events.htm and walk-in's taken.

For questions about this event, call (562) 860-2451 ext. 2927

April 21, 2012 & April 28, 2012

Plastics for Inventors and Designers Seminar - Download Inventors and Designers Seminar for April 21 and April 28 Event

March 31,2012

Composite Fabrication "2 DAY" Seminar -Download Composite Fabrication Seminar Flyer

Dear Students,

We need to let you know that after 1 ∏ years we once again offering the nondestructive testing (NDT) class, MFGT 54- Ultrasonics Level I.
This 15-week class starts February 2nd and meets on Thursdays (6:00 to 9:00 pm). Your cost for taking the course, purchasing the book and a parking permit is approximately $180.00. (Book details will be discussed on the first day of class). Other institutions offering Ultrasonics often charge upwards of $1,000.00. If you know anyone who is interested in taking the course at low Community College prices, please forward this information on to them. Ultasonics Level I Flyer

January 4, 2012

Plastics & Manufacturing Depts.
“OPEN HOUSE"

Wednesday, January 4, 2012
(4:00 - 8:00 pm)
ME-1 (Metals Bldg. Room 1) - Cerritos College

Open House Flyer

Here's a glimpse at just a few of our presenters and demonstrations:

  • Laser Cutting - Demonstration
  • Moldmaking & Casting - Demonstration (with RTV silicone & urethane)
  • How to Choose the Right Percision Board for Tooling
  • Rapid Prototyping - Demonstration
  • Injection Molding - Demonstration
  • Designing with Plastics
  • How to choose the right Wet Suit - Demonstration
  • Solar Surfboards
  • Tour of the facilities
  • Job Board

November 2011

Advisory Committee Meeting November 18, 2011

Advisory Member,

On behalf of the faculty, staff, and administration of Cerritos College Plastics and Manufacturing Department, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your participation on the Manufacturing Advisory Committee. Your input and advice are very valuable to our vocational programs and help to keep them relevant for industry's needs.

We would like to invite you to our Fall (Lunch) meeting which will take place on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 from 11am - 1pm in ME-1. Please fill out the attached Survey.

If you would like to make a suggestion for the agenda, please contact our office at (562) 860-2451 ext. 2927 or at tprice@cerritos.edu.

Please find attached:
(1) Meeting Agenda
(2) Your Survey (for you to present at the meeting)
(3) R.S.V.P. (a must to attend)
(4) Minutes to the previous meeting

Parking passes will be available a the door.

Thank you again for your valuable contribution as a member of our advisory committee. We look forward to a very exciting meeting.
Member certificates distributed at the meeting.

Download Advisory Minutes and Survey

Advanced Closed Cavity Bag Molding & Flex Molding CM304
November 3 - 4, 2011

Day One (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

  • Economics of Closed Mold
  • Review of Closed Mold Processes - VIP, CCBM, LRTM
  • Closed Mold Process Demonstrations
  • Closed Cavity Bag Molding - Methods for Duplicating the Cavity Thickness
  • Closed Cavity Bag Molding - Flange Detail
  • Preparations, Methods for Incorporating Resin Feed and Vacuum Lines into the Bag, and Peripheral Clamping Methods

Day Two (8:30 AM - 4:00 PM)

  • Closed Cavity Bag Molding - Build a Silicone Bag with Hands-on Break-Out Sessions
  • Examine Brush and Spray Bag Methods, introducing Flex Molding Process
  • Tricks for Adding Reinforcement Fabric
  • Choosing the Right Materials, Equipment & System

September 2011

Composites for Manufacturing - Seminar
Cerritos College Economic Development
(4) Saturdays - Sept. 17-Oct. 8, 2011 (9-Noon)

Register for Seminar

Seminar Focus
The Composites Technology Career Seminar is designed for career and workforce managers & counselors, business managers, students, and those new to the industry as
well as those working in the field of design & analysis, manufacturing & fabricating, composite material, research, and testing & inspection looking to improve their skillsets.
The purpose of this seminar is to provide attendees with the following;

  • Information on technology careers with a better understanding of composites and current opportunities within the industry.
  • An opportunity to meet the lead instructors with industry experience.
  • A "hands-on" approach to common activity found within the industry.
  • Provide an understanding of common terminology, materials, processes and applications within the industrial workplace.

August 2011

Summer Series

"Summer Series" 2011 - The Department has planned this "Summer Series" of Clinics and Workshops for everyone to enjoy. Please come out and attend activities you are interested in.
Most all of the activities are to be held in the Plastics Manufacturing Technology Department on campus (Room ME-1). Check to see when events are offered, as we are here on Thursday nights and Saturday mornings for these activities to allow people at different times to attend. Bring a buddy or co-worker to participate. We hope to see you.


Aug. 11 (Thur. 4-8pm)
“Open House"
Student alumni from the program as well as invited vendors will be making presentations on topics including; plastic recycling, resin applications, scissor sharpening, rapid prototyping and more. This year we are focusing on former students (Alumni) of the program to come out and share what they are doing with plastics materials, processes, equipment or applications for the attendees to gain knowledge and to network with everyone.

Aug. 15 (Mon - Fri.)
Fall Term begins

The Fall classes start the week of Aug 15 - 19, 2011. Everyone needs to pre-register before the semester begins. We recommend that everyone goes on-line to reactivate or obtain their student body # now, and register when they are permitted.

Aug. 18 (Thur. 4-9pm)
Western Plastics Trade Fair

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) is hosting their annual Western Plastics Trade Fair at the Phoenix Club, 1340 S. Sanderson Ave. in Anaheim. Trade Fair (4-8pm), Dinner
(6-7:30pm). Contact Tom Tudor at 909-647-5515 to register. Please follow the link www.socalspe.org to register and attend.
Cerritos College will be an exhibitor at this industry sponsored event. Look for us when you attend.

Open Lab Opportunity
An "Open Lab" is available to everyone in the Plastics Department (room ME-1) on

  • Sat. Aug. 6, 2001 from (9-Noon)

These sessions are scheduled for the shop and classroom with supervised use by students who just need some extra "hands-on" time or to gain an opportunity to consultwith staff about their projects.

New people to the program wanting to see the facility and new equipment can stop by and look around.
Job board information on current "hot jobs" is also available.

July 2011

Clinics

Rapid Prototyping Clinic New!
A Rapid Prototyping Clinic is open to everyone to understand how to turn their ideas into reality.

The clinic is on Thursday, July 7, 2011 from 6-9pm in the Plastics Dept. (room ME-1). Presentations from industry representatives and demos of the Department's new rapid prototyping machine will take place. Examples of actual parts made will be on hand to see what is possible to produce. This technology is perfect for inventors, designers and those needing replacement parts for their projects.

Composites for Aircraft Mfg. Clinic New!
A "Hands-On" Clinic about "Composites for Aircraft Manufacturing" will take place in the Plastics Department (room ME-1) on Sat. July 9, 2011 from (9am-Noon). Anyone interested in composites can attend and find out how these aerospace materials can be used for aircraft parts. The local Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) chapter members have been invited to participate and learn more about these techniques. Come out and see how the vacuum bagging process can make better lightweight and strong laminates for special projects.

Summer Series

"Summer Series" 2011 - The Department has planned this "Summer Series" of Clinics and Workshops for everyone to enjoy. Please come out and attend activities you are interested in.
Most all of the activities are to be held in the Plastics Manufacturing Technology Department on campus (Room ME-1). Check to see when events are offered, as we are here on Thursday nights and Saturday mornings for these activities to allow people at different times to attend. Bring a buddy or co-worker to participate. We hope to see you.

July 7 (Thur. 6-9pm)
Rapid Prototyping Clinic

Lecture/Demonstrations of making actual parts for "plastic prototyping" with the (FDM) fused deposition machine will be covered. Presenters from industry will give insight as to what they are doing to utilize this technology for their businesses. The Rapid Prototyping machine will be on display and demonstrated during the event. Learn how you can participate to have your designed parts made.

July 9 (Sat. 9-Noon)
EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) Composites for Aircraft Mfg.
This event is planned for everyone to understand composites for aircraft applications.

Hands-on activity is planned so that everyone can participate. Local EAA Chapters have been informed about the meeting, so there will be allot of information and networking.

July 14 (Thur. 6-9pm)
Surfboard Design and Construction Clinic

A look at how the AKU shaper computer program is available for custom surfboard design is the focus. Come out to participate in a clinic that will demonstrate how to use this program to customize your own surfboard blank design so that it can be CNC cut (hot wire & milled) to your specifications. Surfboard Construction class information for those who are new or experienced of how you can make your own surfboard during the upcoming Fall term beginning on Tue. night Aug. 16th from 6-10pm will also be explained.


July 28 (Thur. 9am-5pm)

Mold Release Demo Chem-Trend
The Department is hosting a ChemLease "Distributer Training School" for ChemTrend's training of select distributers and attendees about products and applications best suited for the industry. Student RSVP for attendance is required.

Open Lab Opportunity
An "Open Lab" is available to everyone in the Plastics Department (room ME-1) on

  • Thur. July 21, 2011 from (6-9pm)
  • Sat. July 23, 2011 from (9-Noon)

These sessions are scheduled for the shop and classroom with supervised use by students who just need some extra "hands-on" time or to gain an opportunity to consultwith staff about their projects.

New people to the program wanting to see the facility and new equipment can stop by and look around.
Job board information on current "hot jobs" is also available.

Questions: Terry Price - Technology - 562-860-2451 ext. 2927

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