IRVINE : Class Offered in Automation Trends

A course that examines emerging industrial technologies will be offered at Irvine Valley College this fall.

College officials said the class is ideal for unemployed industrial workers seeking to learn about automation trends and how computers are changing the workplace.

“This can apply to a lot of different job areas,” said George McCrory, IVC’s spokesman. “Employers tend to want diverse skills. This prepares them for a lot of job areas.”

A variety of companies, including beverage, chemical, cosmetic and equipment manufacturers, are turning to automation.


Topics covered by the class include numerical control robotics, automation and statistical quality control.

Students will discuss how companies use these abstract technologies to run their businesses more efficiently.

“We try to show what the practical applications are,” McCrory said.

The college is trying to offer more courses that help workers understand technology and gain new skills, McCrory said.


IVC recently offered a class that introduced students to software used in the design of products.

The automation class will be taught Mondays from 7 to 10 p.m. beginning Aug. 22.

For more information, call (714) 559-3450.