Student with switch board
Solar panel & wind turbine
Students with a defibrillator
Reparing an A/C
Two miners who need a shower
Student welding metal plates

Applied Technology Division

Advanced Integrated Technology (AIT)

The Advanced Integrated Technology (AIT) program, which offers 3 certificate options, integrates various technologies in order to educate you with a diverse skill set as needed in today's high-tech settings. 


Energy Management

100% online program with no textbooks required.  All learning is done on an iPad (or other Apple approved device). Labs completed through distance learning (lab fees applied) Energy Management courses have no pre-requisites and have a bi-term (8 week) delivery.  5 national, industry-recognized certificates are embedded in the curriculum (fees for certification exams extra).


Fire/Rescue Science Technology

The Fire Rescue Science Technology Program prepares you for the challenges you will face as an emergency responder in the 21st Century.


Healthcare Technology Management

The Healthcare Technology Management (HTM) program at Madisonville Community College is designed for the serious adult learner who desires a rewarding, stable, and life-long career as a biomedical technology management professional.


Mining Technology

The Mining Technology program focuses on the knowledge needed to succeed in the coal mining industry. Emphasis is given to the statutory rights and safety procedures in all offerings, including the self-rescuer device, transportation controls, communication controls, mining conditions, mining methods, and mining cycle.


Welding Technology

Certified welders are among the highest paid of all the skilled trades. Welders join metals by applying intense heat from a gas or electric source to melt metal to form a permanent bond with or without the use of filler metals.


To learn more about MCC's Applied Technology programs please, contact: Dorothy Steele @ dorothy.steele@kctcs.edu or 270/824.1760

Up next on ATE TV...

Industrial manufacturing goes high tech!

 

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A-T-E TV

Advanced Technological Education Television

 

Multi-skilled technicians are a critical component in

today's manufacturing work force employers are looking

for candidates with diverse skills that can be adapted to

many industrial situations.

 

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- Voice Over -

"We supply local industry with multi-skilled technicians."

 

Student #1, "Multiple 1 data 1; so it will be right there."

 

- Voice Over -

"This person can handle the welding, the HVAC

requirements, the machine, the industry mechanics,

the industrial electrician, the PLC program, the Robotics

program, all of these are going to have to be

encompassed in one person one employee in order for

them to compete."

 

"Right there you’re missing something in your address.

So double click on that."

 

Student #2, "I was working at an aluminum plant

and I was a high candidate for supervisor, but they

wanted our supervisors to have the skills and knowledge

to work on PLC or motor controls or change a limit switch."

 

Let’s change to that red switch. 

Hit start button and start the circuit.

 

The students work installing a seal-in circuit, very much like

a relay circuit, except it's done in later logic which is for

programmable logic controllers.

 

Male Student, "We're going to have to branch it

around the stop switch."

 

Mike Deal, "How does that relate to what you learned

back in motor controls?"

 

Female Student, "In motor controls 1 and 2 we will wire in the

seal-in. As to here where it's done on the computer."

 

Motor Controls, PLCs', drive systems and things like that

these are core things you've just got to have. It's almost as

important as having a high school diploma.

 

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Go to a plastic side.

 

We teach using a mechatronics trainer so the students

can see the integration of the four things that make up

mechatronics. They can see the fluid power, mechanical,

electrical, and the PLCs. How it integrates together to

produce a final product.

 

It let's us know it's going to pick

it up and then put the spool in there.

 

Jake Hildebrant, "We teach what's called a systems approach,

and what that means is we try to teach the students a system

and learn on the system and then we teach the theory

from that system."

 

(Machine Clicking)

 

Student #3, "It makes me very comfortable with technology

and my mechanical abilities as a whole is broad enough that I

don't have to limit myself to one specific job, and they were really

emphasize on what you really need to know as far as hands on training."

 

(Students working) "If I was going to give you my reverse

number six would give me forward."

 

Mike Deal, "When they come into the lab that's where we

challenge them to shows us that they know the content

frontwards and backwards. That's where we have problem

based scenarios that they have to be introduced to."

 

It's more a matter of lab coats and meters than it is wrenches and grease.

 

"You have control over the robot with this."

 

Mike Deal, "A lot of people still have the dirty hands image of

technical education and so much has changed with automation

and motion control and robotics and things that separates the

older generation technical work force from the new."

 

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Student #2, "You're expected to be able to fix whatever the

problem is they call you and say, "We're not running we need

you to find what it is." Everybody from production, to the

maintenance management, plant manager, president, everybody

is depending on you to go in and diagnosis this problem and fix it.

 

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