This department is in the division of Applied Technology, Transportation & Culinary Arts.

Machinist Technology

The Machinist Technology curriculum is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in manufacturing.

Overview

The Machine Technology program offers a broad training that prepares individuals for entry-level employment in the machining industry. Through a combination of classroom study and assigned lab activities, students develop trade skills and become familiar with production methods and standards common to the industry. Within the lab setting, emphasis is on the practical application of skills.

Students will learn to operate a variety of conventional machine tools and computer numerical control (CNC) machines, interpret industrial drawings/blueprints, and use precision measuring and inspection instruments. Good math, problem-solving, and computer skills are important.

The courses are designed to train first-time students and to re-train those employed in the machine trades industry. The curriculum has been developed in collaboration with local industries to meet the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Standards.

Degrees/Certificates

Basic Machine Operator Certificate

This certificate is designed to prepare students with basic entry-level machine operator skills, safety knowledge, theory, and quality control skills in manufacturing processes. Students obtaining this certificate will qualify for the first level certification in  National Industry Metal Skills (NIMS).

REQUIRED COURSES: Units
MACH 021 Machine Shop I 4
MACH 075 Introduction to Computer Aided Design/SolidWorks 3
MACH 090 Mechanical Print Reading, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 3
MACH 120 Machine Shop Theory 2
 
Total Units 12

Basic Operation Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) Certificate

This certificate is designed to provide entry-level skills to operate a CNC lathe or milling type machine tool.
Basic Operation Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) certificate is not applicable towards Associate of Science in Machinist Technology degree.  
 
REQUIRED COURSES: Units
MACH 021 Machine Shop I 4
MACH 070 Computer Numerical Control Machining I 3
MACH 074 Set-up and Operation of CNC Machines 3
MACH 075 Introduction to Computer Aided Design/SolidWorks 3
MACH 090 Mechanical Print Reading, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 3
 
Total Units 16

Computer Numerical Control: CAD/CAM Certificate

This certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment as production machinists working with complex computer numerically controlled (CNC) cutting machines.
Students working for certificates must have a basic knowledge of arithmetic, reading and writing in order to learn and work in the occupations they select.
REQUIRED COURSES: Units
Machine Technology Core Requirements 25
MACH 070 Computer Numerical Control Machining I 3
MACH 071 Computer Numerical Control Machining II 3
MACH 072 Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing I 3
MACH 073 Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing II 3
MACH 074 Set-up and Operation of CNC Machines 3
MACH 129 Manufacturing Processes 3
 
Total Units 43

Machine Technology Certificate

This certificate is designed to prepare students with intermediate machining skills for entry-level employment in manufacturing using conventional machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, and grinders to produce precision parts.
Required courses: Units
MACH 021 Machine Shop I 4
MACH 022 Machine Shop II 4
MACH 123 Machine Shop III 4
MACH 124 Machine Shop IV 4
MACH 090 Mechanical Print Reading 3
MACH 120 Machine Shop Theory 2
 
Total Units 21
PROGRAM LEVEL OUTCOMES:

1. Students will demonstrate the process of indicating a machine head to the table with an accuracy of .0005
2. Students will demonstrate turning a ½-20 UNF-2A thread in a lathe with 95% accuracy
3. Set up and operate a indexing head.
4. Students will demonstrate surface grinding on a steel block within a tolerance of +/- .001 of an inch
5. Student will have the aptitude to Identify numerous hand tools
6. Identify features in orthographic multi views

Machinist Standard Certificate

This certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in manufacturing producing precision metal parts using machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, and spindles, or in the maintenance and manufacture of new parts for existing machinery. Students working for certificates must have a basic knowledge of arithmetic, reading and writing in order to learn and work in the occupations they select.
REQUIRED COURSES: Units
Machine Technology Core Requirements 25
MACH 070 Computer Numerical Control Machining I 3
MACH 129 Manufacturing Processes 3
 
Total Units 31

Tool and Die Certificate

This certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment producing tools, dies, and special guiding and holding devices that enable machines to manufacture a variety of products we use daily - from clothing and furniture to heavy equipment and parts for aircraft. Students working for certificates must have a basic knowledge of arithmetic, reading and writing in order to learn and work in the occupations they select.
REQUIRED COURSES: Units
Machine Technology Core Requirements 25
MACH 061 Jig and Fixture Machining 4
MACH 062X2 Introduction to Mold Making 2
MACH 129 Manufacturing Processes 3
 
Total Units 34

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