Why Choose Machine Operations Diploma at CLC?
MACHINE OPERATIONS DIPLOMA
Program Course Requirements
Fall Semester – 1st Year
CMAE 1528 OR CMAE 1529 Career Success Skills (1 cr)
MATH 1500 Applied Mathematics (3 cr)
MTTS 1110 Principles of Machine Operations I (2 cr)
MTTS 1120 Machine Operations I (3 cr)
MTTS 1121 Machine Operations II (3 cr)
MTTS 1130 Print Reading (2 cr)
RAST 1109 Computers in Industry (2 cr)
Total – 16 credits
Spring Semester – 1st Year
MTTS 1111* Principles of Machine Operations II (2 cr)
MTTS 1122* Machine Operations III (3 cr)
MTTS 1124 Introduction to Engineering Graphics (2 cr)
MTTS 1131* Print Applications (2 cr)
MTTS 1134* CNC Operations (3 cr)
MTTS 1135 CNC Programming and Process Planning (2 cr)
MTTS 1140 CAD/CAM I (2 cr)
Total – 16 credits
GRADUATION REQUIREMENT – 32 CREDITS
Career Description: Maintenance machinists clean, oil, and maintain the machine tools. They also repair or make new parts for existing machinery. Skilled manufacturing maintenance technicians are needed to keep the complex industrial machinery of today’s manufacturing facilities running smoothly. Their work keeps factories productive and makes sure that the final product is perfect. Their work assures that machine operators are safe. A manufacturing maintenance technician is often responsible for performing entry-level to complex troubleshooting and repair techniques on manufacturing equipment and electrical/electronic or mechanical systems. As a technician you will be responsible for analyzing, troubleshooting, maintaining, and repairing complex equipment. To advance in this career, maintenance machinists should gain proficiency with basic mechanical/hydraulic and pneumatic concepts related to machine tools.
Program Information: The Manufacturing Maintenance Technician Diploma Program at Central Lakes College provides a comprehensive foundation to get you started as a technician suited to work in any industrial plant where precision, efficiency, and safety are valued. You will learn skills in electronics, mechanical systems, and troubleshooting to become qualified to repair and maintain computerized equipment. Instruction takes place in a well-equipped shop for a hands-on, practical experience. The diploma you earn from CLC will signify your preparation for career opportunities.
Graduates will be able to:
- Select correct testing equipment for troubleshooting machine malfunctions;
- Use and understand preventive maintenance procedures;
- Use and understand predictive maintenance procedures;
- Troubleshoot complex electrical control circuits and devices, and;
- Troubleshoot complex mechanical systems.
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Career Titles: Some common career titles in this field include manufacturing maintenance technician, development mechanic, experimental and electrical mechanic, maintenance machinist, maintenance specialist, maintenance technician, and trouble shooter.
Machine Trades Instructor
Ronn Redemske obtained his Machine Tool Technology Degree at Staples Technical College in 1986. He spent the next nine years gaining industry experience building molds for high precision plastic injection, die cast molds, rubber molds and metal stamping dies. He returned to Central Lakes College and has spent the last eighteen years sharing his knowledge and experience to prepare his students to be successful in today’s machine trades industry. He continually adapts and updates the program to meet the needs of industry employers.