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Machine Tool Technology A.A.S./Diploma

Career Description
The machine shop technologist does precise creation and modification of metal parts. In this program, students learn how to use machines to make various parts for the repair, design, or manufacture of other products. Most jobs are in manufacturing settings and in a variety of industries, including aerospace, medical, and paper. Math, computer, and engineering skills are important in this field but machinists also use a creative side to solve problems and make new designs. Machinists work with their hands to create and fix tools and machines and work on parts that are cast, formed, shaped, or molded. They also work on parts that are heat treated, cut, or twisted. In addition, you can work on parts that are pressed, fused, stamped, or worked.

Program Information
In our Machine Tool Technology Program you will learn how to use hand tools, power machinery, and computerized equipment. In addition, you will learn how to use lathes and mills. Our one-year diploma curriculum includes the use computer-aided-drafting and design software. Instruction takes place in a well-equipped shop for a hands-on, practical experience.

Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates will be able to:
1. Read and interpret a mechanical working drawing.
2. Perform precision measurement, layout, drilling, sawing, turning, milling, and precision grinding safely
3. Perform shop calculations
4. Program, setup and operate a computer numerical control (CNC) turning center and machining center
5. Anticipate, choose and troubleshoot the proper tooling based on manufacturing requirements.
6. Manufacture assemblies to specification
7. Apply effective communication and interpersonal skills in machining industry

Accreditation
The Machine Tool Technology Program received official designation as a National Institute for Metalworking Skills Accredited Training in 2002.

Career Titles
Some examples of careers graduates can go into after completing this program include numerical control machine operator, CNC programmer, robotic machine operator, numerical control drill press operator, lathe operator, automated cutting machine operator, machinist tool and die, precision instrument maker, and tool maker.

Employment Opportunities
Companies are switching to computer-controlled machines because they improve quality and lower costs. Because our program includes advanced courses in CNC and Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM), the graduate is prepared for career opportunities, including the growth industries associated with plastics.

 

 

 

 



A.A.S. CURRICULUM

First Year - Fall Semester
MATH 1500    Applied Mathematics (3cr)
RAST 1120 Intro to Engineering Graphics (2cr)
or MTRD 1120 Intro to Engineering Graphics (2cr)
MTRD 1160   CNC Setup & Operation (4cr)
MTRD 1215   Intro to Milling Operations (3cr)
MTRD 1221   Intro to Lathe Operations (2cr)
MTRD 1265   CNC Programming & Process Planning (2cr)
RAST  1110   Introduction to Manufacturing  (2cr)
Total 18 Credits

Spring Semester
MTRD 2154   CNC Operations  (3cr)
MTRD 2160   CAD/CAM (3cr)
MTRD 2162   Workholding & Fixturing (3cr)
MTRD 2221   CNC Milling Operations (5cr)
MTRD 2223   CNC Turning Operations (2cr)
RAST 2150    Introduction to Robot Operations (2cr)
Total 18 Credits

Summer Semester
MTRD 2141   Geometric Tolerancing (1cr)
MTRD 2144   Advanced CAD/CAM (2cr)
MTRD 2145   Advanced CNC Milling Operations (3cr)
MTRD 2147   Advanced CNC Turning Operations (2cr)
Total 8 Credits

Second Year - Fall Semester
General Education 16 Credits
Total 16 Credits

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT 60 CREDITS
*Denotes Prerequisites


DIPLOMA CURRICULUM

Gainful Employment

First Year - Fall Semester

MATH 1500   Applied Mathematics (3cr)
RAST 1120 Intro to Engineering Graphics (2cr)
or MTRD 1120 Intro to Engineering Graphics (2cr)
MTRD 1160   CNC Setup & Operation (4cr)
MTRD 1215   Intro to Milling Operations (3cr)
MTRD 1221   Intro to Lathe Operations (2cr)
MTRD 1265   CNC Programming & Process Planning (2cr)
RAST 1110    Introduction to Manufacturing (2cr)
Total 18 Credits

Spring Semester
MTRD 2154   CNC Operations (3cr)
MTRD 2160   CAD/CAM (3cr)
MTRD 2162   Workholding & Fixturing (3cr)
MTRD 2221   CNC Milling Operations (5cr)
MTRD 2223   CNC Turning Operations (2cr)
RAST 2150    Introduction to Robot Operations (2cr)
Total 18 Credits

Summer Semester
MTRD 2141   Geometric Tolerancing (1cr)
MTRD 2144   Advanced CAD/CAM (2cr)
MTRD 2145   Advanced CNC Milling Operations (3cr)
MTRD 2147   Advanced CNC Turning Operations (2cr)
Total 8 Credits

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT 44 CREDITS
*Denotes Prerequisites

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