This program prepares students with prior machining experience for higher-level machinist or entry-level manager positions. Topics include advanced-level CNC training, CAD/CAM, and inspection training, as well as dimensional metrology and advanced tooling applications.
Admission Requirements: In addition to general college admission requirements, students must:
- Complete MAC 223 and MAC 127 (or equivalents) with a C or higher.
- Have completed a two-year precision machining program or have equivalent work experience, as evaluated by program instructors.
Graduates will be able to:
- Act as high-performance team members and cultivate knowledge required of mid-level machinists or entry-level managers.
- Apply the concepts of Lean and Six Sigma.
- Gain an understanding of basic economic principles as they apply to industry and the impact of those principles to manufacturing.
- Work with a wide range of high-performance machine tools, including 5-axis mills, 3-axis lathes, CNC inner diameter and outer diameter surface grinders, and electrical discharge machining.
- Learn the ancillary processes associated with machining in a high-precision environment.
A specialized third-year advanced manufacturing program conducted in a high-precision CNC manufacturing cell. The program is a partnership between DCC and the Institute for Advanced Learning & Research.
Minimum credits: 29
Length: 7 months
- CNC Programmer: $48,990
Job growth: 19% from 2014-2024
- Machinists, Tool & Die Makers: $43,160
Job growth: 6%
- *Median salaries nationwide as of 2015. Source: BLS.gov
Division: Workforce Services (Haas Center)
|First Semester||Lecture Hours||Lab Hours||Hours in Class||Credits|
|IND 123 Intro to Lean Manufacturing & Six Sigma||1||0||1||1|
|IND 138 Industrial Leadership & Career Development||1||0||1||1|
|MAC 108 Computer Numerically Controlled Grinding||1||3||4||2|
|MAC 130 Intro to Electric Discharge Machining (EDM)||1||3||4||2|
|MAC 253 Advanced CMM Operation & Programming||1||6||7||3|
|MAC 251 Advanced CAM Modeling & Simulation||2||3||5||3|
|MAC 256 Multi-Axis Machine Tool Set-up, Programming and Operation||1||6||7||3|
|MAC 224 Advanced Tooling Applications||2||3||5||3|
|MAC 255 Intro to Supply Chain Strategies for Industry||1||6||7||3|
|MAC 258 Tool Inspection, Validation, & Presetting||1||3||4||2|
|MAC 254 Machining Flow Cell IT Integration||1||3||4||2|
|MAC 257 Capstone: Precision Machining Flow Cell||1||9||10||4|