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Manufacturing Maintenance Technician

Diploma


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.

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon program completion students will be able to:

1. Select correct testing equipment for troubleshooting machine malfunctions.
2. Use and understand preventive maintenance procedures.
3. Use and understand predictive maintenance procedures.
4. Troubleshoot complex electrical control circuits and devices.
5. Troubleshoot complex mechanical systems.

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

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.

Employment Opportunities
Every industrial plant employs manufacturing maintenance technicians. Around the world, industries need skilled maintenance technicians to help factories run better and stay competitive in our global economy. A CLC graduate with strong mechanical and electrical skills and experience with programmable logic controls (PLC) is in demand by international manufacturers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says a “serious lack of skilled labor” will grow to 14 million by 2015. Now is the time to be in such a reduced – and valued – labor pool.

 

 

manufacturing maintenance tech

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 and Operation (4cr) 
MTRD 1215   Intro to Milling Operations (3cr)
MTRD 1221   Intro to Lathe Operations (2cr)
RAST 1110    Intro to Manufacturing (2cr)
Total 16 credits

Spring Semester
MTRD 2160   CAD/CAM (3cr)
MTRD 2162   Workholding and Fixturing (3cr)
MTRD 2221   CNC Milling Operations (5cr)
MTRD 2223   CNC Turning Operations (2cr)
RAST 1109    Computers in Industry (2cr)
Total 15 Credits

Second Year - Fall Semester
RAST 1101   Industrial Electronics I (3cr)
RAST 1111   Industrial Electronics Lab I (2cr)
RAST 1104   Introduction to Robotics (2cr)
General Education (3cr)
Elective                (5cr)
Total 15 Credits

Spring Semester
RAST 1102*   Industrial Electronics II (3cr)
RAST 1103*   Motors & Drives (3cr)
RAST 1113*   Motors & Drives Lab (3cr)
RAST 1206*   Programmable Logic Controllers (3cr)
RAST 1212*   Industrial Electronics Lab II (2cr)
Total 14 Credits

Summer Session
RAST 2106*   Industrial Electronics III (2cr)
RAST 2116    Industrial Electronics Lab III (2cr)
Total 4 Credits

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT 64 CREDITS
*Denotes Prerequisites

 

CERTIFICATE 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 and Operation (4cr)    
MTRD 1215       Intro to Milling Operations (3cr)     
MTRD 1221       Intro to Lathe Operations  (2cr)   
MTRD 1265       CNC Programming and Process Planning (2cr)    
RAST  1110       Introduction to Manufacturing (2cr)                                   
Total 18 Credits

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT 18 CREDITS
*Denotes Prerequisites

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