The Manufacturing Technology Department offers the opportunity for students to excel by providing the latest information and technology in both the lecture and laboratory settings. The Manufacturing Technology program has included the most modern software and hardware to provide a good environment for learning. The inclusion of new computer controlled laser technology and continuing the use of general manufacturing process technology gives the students access to industrial tools and technologies found in industry. A comprehensive set of undergraduate courses are offered for students interested in working toward the completion of proficiency awards in CNC Operation and Manufacturing Applications, transfer classes for university credit and general interest courses for the returning student looking for skill improvement and employment in local industry.
This entry-level course is designed for students with or without any machining experience interested in job-skill preparation as applied to safely operating engine lathes and mills in a manufacturing setting. Intro to CNC (computer numerical control).
This course is the occupational application of measurements and computations as used by technology students. Topics include geometric shape calculations, practical trigonometry, areas, volumes, ratio and proportion, units and conversions, decimals and fractions and applied algebra.
This course is an introduction to the general principles of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining as applied to machining centers in the manufacturing environment. The focus of the course will be on OJT (On-the-Job-Training) principles as applied to CNC machine operator training. Topics will also include: fundamentals of measurement, current industry-standard blueprint reading, CNC tooling, accessories nomenclature, and machine tool setups and operation.
This course is an extension of the introductory Computer Numerical Control(CNC)operator training with the focus on extended CNC machining principles as applied to turning centers. The teaching delivery system is modeled after OJT (On-the-Job-Training) principles and covers extended principles of blueprint reading, precision measuring tools, and first article inspection per industry standard (ASME Y14.5).
This course is designed as an advanced general Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining operation course. The course emphasis is on the OJT (On-the-Job-Training) principles where lab activities encompass the processing of actual parts from the industry. Upon successful completion of this course students are expected to be proficient in job entry-level skills for operating machining and turning centers. Additional training is also provided in the proficiency of blueprint reading per ASME Y14.5 standard as well as processing first article inspection during the production cycle run.
This course is an introduction to Computer Numerical Control (CNC) parts programming. Topics will include: CNC concepts, axis nomenclature, tooling, programming formats, manufacturing processes, Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), CNC milling and turning, program editing, speeds and feeds, and machine shop safety.
This is an introductory course dealing with the quality control field with special emphasis on part inspection/verification processes as applied to CMM & OM (coordinate measuring machine & optical measurement) technology. Open-end (surface plate) mechanical inspection principles are also covered.
This course introduces modern manufacturing processes and systems. The course will also cover various manufacturing materials, techniques of machining, casting, forming, and industrial design.
This course is an integration of previously acquired knowledge through assignment of projects in the areas of manufacturing, industrial design, flexible manufacturing applications, computer aided design, and computer aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM). Topics will include set up and operation of computer numerical control (CNC) lathes, mills, manufacturing processes, and design principles.
This class covers production machining techniques. Topics include: production planning; production tooling design; setup and manufacturing planning; job costing and time/scheduling calculations; inspection; and blueprint reading for multiple-part manufacturing products. Computer applications in manufacturing planning is covered using computer aided design and manufacturing software (CAD/CAM), word processing and spread-sheet applications.