Offered at Main Campus
Machine Technology is an 18-month (six-term) program designed to give the student a thorough working knowledge of the machinist trade. The first four terms include a study of the five basic machine tools in both theory and shop applications. The final two terms focus on the technological aspects of computer controlled machines. The program also includes supplemental courses in mathematics, blueprint reading, computer-aided drafting, geometric tolerancing and communication skills. Students will use skills and training from manual machines, as well as new programming techniques, to program and set up tooling systems on the CNC lathe and mill. A CMM(Coordinate Measuring Machine) is utilized in conjunction with the CNC vertical mill. Job opportunities exist for machinists, CNC programmers, quality control technicians and tool and die makers.
The program is accredited through the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) providing students the opportunity to achieve the following NIMS certifications:
Measurement, Material & Safety
Job Planning Benchwork & Layout
CNC Turning Operator
CNC Mill Operator
CNC Turning: Setup, Programming & Operations
CNC Milling: Setup, Programming & Operations
To enroll, complete an application and attend any required academic orientation and information session. This program may be entered at the beginning of any term. Students meeting all program and graduation requirements receive an Associate of Applied Science degree. Students who complete the first four terms of this program, minus the scientific systems course, receive a diploma in Machine Operations.