Course Description

Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) has partnered with Norman Noble Inc. (NNI), a medical device contract manufacturer, to create an on-ramp training program for new hires. Training begins in September at the College’s Eastern Campus in Highland Hills.

The fast-track training opportunity prepares individuals for rewarding careers in medical device manufacturing. Trainees will learn competencies such as operating a laser, electropolishing, documentation, quality and CNC machining in a clean environment, tailored to company needs.


Course Outline

Introduction to NNI

What Stents Are and How They Work

Regulations and Standards

Soft Skills

Identification and Traceability

Good Documentation Practices (GDP)

Mfg. Lot Documentation and Processing

Use of Supplemental Router Entry

Line Clearance

Basic Shop Math

NNI Site Visit

Visual Inspection

Part Handling / Part Counting

Control of Non-Conforming Material

Blueprint Reading and GD&T

Lean Basics

Buffer Time

Basic Measurement and Gages

How Lasers Work, Operation and Safety

Basic Laser Operation and Safety

Electropolishing - What It Is

Basic Operation of Auto-Electropolishing Machine

CNC Fundamentals



NNI Quality Policy Manual

Audits - (Internal and Unannounced)

Buffer Time

NNI Site Visit

Learner Outcomes

Through this partnership, new hires receive two-and-a-half weeks of no-cost technical training at Tri-C, followed by three weeks of paid training at NNI. Individuals who successfully complete the program receive a job offer with benefits.


Course outline may change pending different client's needs.
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