Industrial Maintenance Flexible Learning Lab

Plan the curriculum that you need
Choose one of several elearning modules to develop needed skills, or choose a whole course of trainings to dive deep into a particular manufacturing topic. These modules are non-credit classes.

Not your typical classroom
The Industrial Maintenance Flexible Learning Lab is not your typical classroom environment. Learn the theory via an elearning module, either at home, at work, or even at the Fostoria Learning Center, and then stop by the Industrial Maintenance Lab during open learning times to work on hands-on skills training, with the help of the Lab Instructor.

Each Learning Activity Pack (LAP) includes computerized coursework with audio and visual tutorials, written coursework, and hands-on activities in our state-of-the-art Industrial Maintenance Lab.

Flexible class time
The Industrial Maintenance Lab will offer drop-in learning hours*. Find the best time for you to stop by during these hours and get hands-on instruction for a few hours each week.

State-of-the-art training modules
Acquire hands-on training and troubleshooting experience with our state-of-the-art training modules, designed specifically for each area of instruction.

Books included
All books, as well as lab tools and equipment are included.

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eLearning Modules in:

  • ac/dc electricity
  • electrical relay control
  • motor controls + troubleshooting
  • power & control electronics
  • ac frequency drives
  • programmable controllers + troubleshooting
  • mechanical fabrication
  • mechanical drives
  • pneumatics – basic & intermediate

Who is this training for?

  • Local area manufacturers who are looking to upskill their current workforce
  • An individual who would like a refresher in a specific industrial maintenance topic

Contact: Fostoria Learning Center on (419) 408-5540 for more information.

* Dates and times to be determined.

FANUC Robotics MH CERT I & Robotics & IRVision CERT II

Training Overview

FANUC Collaborative RobotFANUC America Corporation provides industry-leading robotics, CNC systems, and factory automation. FANUC’s innovative technologies and proven expertise help manufacturers maximize efficiency, reliability and profitability.

Through Fostoria Learning Center’s unique partnership with FANUC America Corporation, we are able to provide

  • Level I FANUC Robotics training (Handling Tool Operations & Programming); and
  • Level II FANUC Robotics training (iRVision Operation & Programming – 2D) using Certified FANUC Hardware & Curriculum.

The course is multi-faceted and includes: Prerequisite eLearning on Basic Concepts, Terminology & Safety, Lectures, Chapter Reviews, Hands-on Lab Time and Assessments.  The course content covers the tasks that an operator, technician, engineer or programmer will need to setup, record and/or troubleshoot programs on a FANUC Robotics Handling Tool Software Package.

CLICK HERE to download the training flyer with more information

Who is this training for?

This training is for local area manufacturers who are looking to upskill their current workforce.

Currently this training is not available to an individual.

This is a customized training program and is scheduled at the request of employers.  A minimum of 5 employees (can be from more than one company) are needed for this program to run.

Contact: Fostoria Learning Center on (419) 408-5540 for more information.

MSSC Certified Production Technician (CPT)

The Manufacturing Skill Standard Council, known as MSSC, is a nonprofit organization that that focuses on the core skills and knowledge needed for front-line and material handling workers. This is done through a system of industry-led training, assessments and certifications. MSSC offers both entry-level and the current workforce with the skills they need to carry out high tech jobs of the 21st Century.

The Fostoria Learning Center will offer training for the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Certified Production Technician (CPT) .

Students will participate in training and hands-on labs in four areas:

  • Safety
  • Manufacturing Process & Production
  • Quality Practices and Measurement
  • Maintenance Awareness

Qualified persons may receive funding to cover tuition and book costs from the Ohio Short Term certificate grant.  Application for funds is required.

A certificate is awarded for successful completion of coursework and online assessment for each module. The MSSC System awards a Certified Production Technician (CPT) credential to individuals who pass all four Production modules.

2020 Schedule:


Location: Fostoria Learning Center

Class Times: 9:00am—5:00pm

Registration Fee: The cost of the program is $1,050. Grant Funds are available to pay $1,000.00 of the fee.  The total cost for a student to attend is just $50.00.

This training is brought to you in partnership with Rhodes State College.

Advance Registration required. Seating is limited.
(419) 408-5540 for more information. Or click here to Contact Us.