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College Catalog & Student Handbook 2023-2024 
College Catalog & Student Handbook 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Machine Technology, A.A.S.

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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 two terms include a study of the five basic machine tools in both theory and shop applications. The remaining four terms focus advanced manufacturing with computer-controlled machines. The program also includes supplemental courses in mathematics, blueprint reading, computer-aided design, geometric tolerancing and communication skills. Students will use focus their learning on programming, set up, and operating computer numerical controlled (CNC) lathes and mills. 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.  Students can start the program in the Fall and Spring term.

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
Lathe I
Mill I
CNC Turning Operator
CNC Mill Operator
CNC Turning: Setup, Programming & Operations
CNC Milling: Setup, Programming & Operations

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Practice safe operation of industrial equipment in the laboratory.
  2. Demonstrate proper selection and use of the various measuring tools related to machining.
  3. Demonstrate proper operation and setup of drill press and its accessories.
  4. Demonstrate proper operation and setup of an engine lathe and its accessories.
  5. Demonstrate proper operation and setup of vertical mill and its accessories.
  6. Analyze and interpret blueprints utilized for proper machining of industrial parts.
  7. Demonstrate entry-level competency in the operation, setup and programming a CNC Lathe.
  8. Demonstrate entry-level competency in the operation, setup and programming a CNC Mill.
  9. Develop drawings and machine programs utilizing current CAD/CAM software.
  10. Demonstrate and apply the theories of Jig and Fixture design.
  11. Describe and demonstrate the various hand tools used in machining.
Program Total: 65 Credits

Total: 11 Credits

Term II

Total: 12 Credits

Term III

Total: 12 Credits

Term IV

Total: 9 Credits

Term V

Total: 11 Credits

Term VI

Total: 10 Credits


*Refer to General Education Course Requirements (A.A.S.)  for approved courses.

Additional Diplomas and Certificates

Certificates available within this program include:

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