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2016-2017 College Catalog 
    
2016-2017 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Industrial Machine Shop Technician, TD


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Program Description

Machine Tool Technology is the study of using machine tools to manufacture products and parts. The mission of this program is to prepare individuals to shape metal parts using both manual and CNC lathes, grinders, drill presses, and milling machines in order to meet the needs of a wide variety of industries. Students will learn to calculate speeds and feeds, calculate dimensions for layout, and use precision measuring equipment. CAD/CAM programming will also be studied.

Program Goals

  • Provide a safe training facility and healthy environment for learning
  • Encourage students to become critical thinkers and lifelong learners
  • Establish a working relationship between students and employers that promotes upgrading of skills for continued advancement in the field

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the Machine Tool Technology Diploma will be able to:

  • Interpret machine tool working drawings, sketches, and part prints.
  • Identify and use precision measuring instruments and hand tools.
  • Perform mathematical functions to solve numerical problems related to machine tool technology.
  • Identify and use manual machine shop equipment.
  • Identify and use computer numerical control equipment.
  • Safely and efficiently operate a variety of manual and CNC machinery.
  • Shape machine parts within acceptable tolerance on both manual and CNC machines.
  • Identify and use handheld precision measuring instruments.
  • Demonstrate fundamental machine shop safety practices.

Specific Degree Requirements


  • All students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average to remain in good standing with the college.
  • Students must receive a C or better to receive credit toward diploma.

Curriculum Structure


Major Area Requirements


(45 Total credit hours)

  • Technical Diploma 45 credits
  • Certificate Option 17 credits

Includes specific Major Area requirements

Curriculum Guide - Fall Start


CTS: Drill Press Operator Total: 17


Semester 2 - Spring


Total: 16


Semester 3 - Summer


Total: 12


Technical Diploma Total Credits: 45


Curriculum Guide - Spring Start


CTS: Drill Press Operator Total: 17


Semester 2 - Summer


Total: 12


Semester 3 - Fall


Total: 16


Technical Diploma Total Credits: 45


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