Edison State, Nidec Minster create degree

PIQUA — Edison State Community College and Nidec Press & Automation in Minster (Nidec Minster) have partnered to develop a pathway to facilitate the awarding of academic credits by Edison State for technical training conducted by Nidec Minster.

The new pathway will create a seamless transition to the next step in education for Nidec Minster employees to obtain an Associate of Technical Study (ATS) with a major in one of three pathways: mechanical design, electro-mechanical engineering technology, or advanced manufacturing systems.

Students who have successfully completed in-house training courses at Nidec Minster may apply up to 29 credit hours toward the ATS degrees now offered at Edison State. The remaining balance of coursework required at Edison State may be completed online or in person in as little as one year.

The mechanical design option provides students with basic mathematical, scientific and engineering foundations necessary to mechanically design products for industrial, commercial and personal applications.

The electro-mechanical engineering technology option prepares students for the design, interface, installation and troubleshooting of electro-mechanical systems, as well as teaching skills to integrate electronics and electrical controls with mechanical systems in order to explore alternatives through the process of troubleshooting and problem-solving.

The advanced manufacturing systems program prepares students for milling and turning operations, CNC programming, welding, casting, metal-forming, materials technology and heat-treating processes.