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
You choose the schedule to suit you and your schedule. The Industrial Maintenance Lab is open [days / times]. 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.

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

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FANUC Robotics MH CERT I & Robotics & IRVision CERT II

The Fostoria Learning Center is an extension of FANUC America's training program and can offer certified education training in FANUC Robotics. The program is delivered through a FANUC Certified Instructor and consists of an elearning component combined with instructor-led, hands-on classroom training, utilizing our collaborative robot.

The FLC platform is the R-30iB controller and we are also able to train in collaborative technologies with our CR-7iA robot.  Additionally, we can teach 2D iRVision which is an advanced training application.

2019 Schedule:

To be announced.

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

Mechatronics Certificate


The Mechatronics certificate prepares students to become multi-craft skilled tradesman in the manufacturing industry. You’ll learn how to use robotics with programmable controllers, as well as conventional control systems, to solve problems in an industrial flexible manufacturing laboratory. You’ll train on electrical equipment such as DC and AC motors, controllers such as VFDs, Servo and Stepper systems, and Allen-Bradley, as well as Siemens programmable controllers with Rockwell RSLinx and RSLogix software. Troubleshooting hardware and software systems of an automated system, along with concepts of how they are integrated, are important parts of the training.

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

Advance Registration required. Seating is limited.
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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.

2019 Schedule:

January 22, 24, 29, 31

February 5, 7, 12, 14

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.