This is an assessment-based certificate where students are evaluated on their ability to demonstrate their knowledge and experience in all the topics of study. Students each have an assessment book to track and document their progress and achievements. As they demonstrate their ability of a given skill, the instructor documents it and they move onto the next learning task. This permits students to learn and advance at their own pace. After students complete the minimum skills required in their assessment books, they continue their training by developing their own advanced machining projects. These projects include design, manufacturing, and evaluation of their own product ideas. This certificate includes 840 hours of instruction and hands-on practical training. Classes are scheduled Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., for 22 consecutive days. Students take one course at a time, and a new course starts approximately every 22 days. There are a total of seven courses needed to complete the certificate. Courses do not have to be taken in numerical order, and there are multiple starting points during the academic year.
Goals & Outcomes
To prepare the students to enter the machining field.
The graduate will enter a career in the machining (or related) field within 1 year of graduation or be in the process of continuing their education.
Students will gain knowledge of employment opportunities at local manufacturing companies.
To prepare the students to be proficient with common machining skills and techniques.
The students will demonstrate the ability to select appropriate tools, work holding methods, calculated feeds and speeds, and operate machine tools.
The students will be able to interpret mechanical drawings and determine steps needed to machine parts to specified tolerances.
Students will complete machining tasks based on mathematics, logic, and physical limitations.
To prepare the students to solve machining problems by interacting and solving problems with others.
The students will demonstrate effective interaction with others by participating in and completing group projects.
To prepare the student to effectively communicate within the machining and related industries.
The students will demonstrate communication skills by participating in and completing group projects.
To prepare the student to quantitatively analyze machining problems.
The student will demonstrate quantitative skills directly applicable to machining problems.
The student will demonstrate quantitative skills common to basic machining problems, such as the use of measurement, geometry, and trigonometry.
To prepare students to demonstrate information literacy.
Students will use traditional and contemporary information technology.
Students will identify, access, and appropriately use authoritative sources of information.
Plan of Study:
MT191 Machinist Technology 1
This series of assessment-based courses introduces the theory and practices of metal removal as applied in industry. The set-up and safe operation of conventional machine tools is stressed along with their capabilities and limitations. Topics include common processes such as drilling, grinding, milling, threading and turning, speeds and feeds, metal cutting theory, selection of tooling, fixturing, precision measurement, layout procedures, and basic blueprint reading. A capstone project consists of design, machining, inspection, and evaluation of a product. The program may be entered at multiple points during the academic year. See when this course is offered ...
MT192 Machinist Technology 2
This course is a continuation of Machine Shop Practice 1. It involves more complex machining operations (such as taper, turning and gear cutting), tool selection, cutting fluid selection, tool grinding, advanced blueprint reading and shop mathematics. Techniques such as precision layout gauging and machining to within .0001 inch are stressed. The student will perform tool maintenance, machine set-up and job planning. Prerequisite: MT191 Machine Shop Practice 1. See when this course is offered ...
MT193 Machinist Technology 3
This course is a continuation of Machine Shop Practice 2, dealing with advanced machining methods and set-ups, precision measurement, and gauging. Non-traditional machining processes such as ultrasonic, abrasive jet, abrasive flow, water jet cutting, electrochemical machining and grinding, electrical discharge machining and wire cutting, laser beam, plasma arc, thermal deburring and chemical milling, blanking, and engraving are discussed. Advanced blueprint reading dealing with geometric tolerancing and dimensioning is also studied. Prerequisite: MT192 Machine Shop Practice 2. See when this course is offered ...
MT194 Machinist 4
This course explores the practical applications of metallurgy, which is the science that explains the properties, behavior and internal structure of metals. The properties of ferrous and nonferrous materials and their alloys are studied, including their crystal structure, failure and deformation, microscopic structure, heat treating and quenching, annealing and normalizing, isothermal transformation and tampering. Prerequisite: MT193 Machine Shop Practice 3. See when this course is offered ...
MT195 Machinist Technology 5
This course is a continuation of Materials Processing 1. It studies the processes used to convert materials from one form to another useful form, through physical labor, thus adding value to them. Various processes are studied, such as casting, hot/cold working, powdered metals, forming gas and arc welding, and adhesive bonding. Prerequisite: MT194 Materials Processing 1. See when this course is offered ...
MT196 Machinist Technology 6
This course is an introduction to methods of machine tool repair, with emphasis on the mechanical portion of repairs including trouble shooting methods, disassembly, parts replacement, parts fabrication, assembly and scheduled maintenance. Prerequisite: MT195 Materials Processing 2. See when this course is offered ...
MT197 Machinist Technology 7
This course studies tool design, a specialized area of manufacturing engineering which comprises the analysis, planning, design, construction and application of tools, methods and procedures necessary to increase manufacturing productivity. The basic design and fabrication of standard tooling such as fixtures and jigs will be stressed. Machining of precision tolerances, advanced statistical process control concept and global manufacturing are also covered. Prerequisite: MT196 Industrial Machine Repair. See when this course is offered ...