Technical Studies – Integrated Machining Technology

Award: ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE

Length: This program is intended for the full-time or part-time student. The length of time required to complete the program is variable.

Purpose: The Integrated Machining Technology Program will train students to enter the workforce at high level machinist positions and entry level management. Students will be exposed to advanced level CNC training, advanced CAD/CAM instruction, advanced inspection training, in addition to career and personal development coursework. Students will also gain experience in the fields of dimensional metrology and advanced tooling applications.

Occupational Objectives: The following occupational titles represent examples of possible employment opportunities: Machining Specialists, Engineering Technicians, Dimensional Metrology Inspectors, and CNC Programmers.

Admission Requirements:

1. All students must have a high school diploma or GED

2. All students must have complete MAC 223 or equivalent with a “C” or higher

3. All students must complete MAC 127 or equivalent with a “C” or higher

4. All students must have completed a two year precision machining program or have equivalent work experience. This will be evaluated on a case by case basis by the instructors.

Program Description: Integrated Machining Technology is a two-year program of study comprised of general and technical foundation courses, specific skills specific skills and knowledge and project-based learning components are specific to the machinist field.

Program Outcomes:

1. Students will develop the necessary skills to act as high performance team members and cultivate the knowledge required of mid-level machinists or entry-level managers.

2. The concepts of Lean and Six Sigma are applied liberally throughout the curriculum.

3. Students will also gain an understanding of basic economic principles as they apply to industry and the impact of those principles specifically to manufacturing.

4. Students will be exposed to a wide range of high performance machine tools including, but not limited to, 5-axis mills, 3-axis lathes, computer numerical control (CNC) inner diameter and outer diameter surface grinders, and electrical discharge machining.

5. Students will also learn the ancillary processes associated with machining in a high precision environment. These concepts and technical skills will be evaluated through a live production run in the above-described machining flow cell at the conclusion of the program.


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