Precision Machining Technology

Award: DIPLOMA

Length: A full-time student may complete the

program in two years.

Purpose: The Precision Machining Technology

program is designed to train persons for

employment in the many occupations available in

industrial manufacturing shops.

Occupational Objectives: The following

occupational titles represent examples of possible

employment opportunities:

  • Machine Tool Operator

  • Machinist

  • Mold Maker

  • Shop Manager

  • Tool and Die Maker

 

Admission Requirements: Entry into this curriculum

may be attained by meeting the general admission

requirements established for the College. If you

meet the general admission requirements, a

counselor will discuss with you the strengths and

weaknesses of your academic background and

your strengths and weaknesses as revealed by

an appropriate placement test. You may correct

any deficiencies in academic preparation in the

College’s Developmental Studies program

Program Description: The Precision Machining

Technology program provides training in basic

machine shop operations, materials, and

manufacturing processes. You will receive

theoretical and practical experiences in the care

and use of tools, care and use of machines, working

to proper tolerances, technical drafting, computer

numerical control programming, CAD-CAM training,

metallurgy, tool making, jig and fixture design,

precision measurements, and the development of

leadership qualities. The program contains general

education courses to assist you in social and

business communications and to prepare you to be

a leader and team player in high-tech manufacturing

industries.

Program Requirements: To receive a Diploma

in Precision Machining Technology you must

complete a minimum of 81 credits with a grade

point average of 2.00 or better. The credits are

distributed according to the following outline. This

outline represents a typical order of courses taken

by full-time day students. Part-time students may

take courses in any desired sequence, except

for hyphenated courses or others requiring

prerequisites.

 


 

      Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
First Semester      
DRF 120   Intro to Graphic Repres. 2 3 3
ENG 131   Technical Report Writing I 3 0 3
MAC 101   Machine Shop I 5 9 8
MTH 103   Basic Tech. Math I 3 0 3
SDV 100   College Success Skills 1 0 1
Total     14 12 18

 

    Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
Second Semester      
DRF 160   Mach. Blueprint Reading 3 0 3
MAC 102   Machine Shop II 4 9 7
MAC 121 Numerical Control I 1 2 2
MTH 104   Basic Tech. Math. II 3 0 3
ITE 116 Survey of Computer
Software Applications
2 0 2
SAF 195   Shop Safety 1 0 1
Total     14 11 18

 

    Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
Summer Term I      
MAC 221   Adv. Machine Tool Operations I 4 9 7
MAC 127   Advanced CNC Programming 3 0 3
Total     7 9 10

 

    Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
Third Semester      
HUM 165   Controversial Issues or Social
Science Elective
3 0 3
MAC 209   Standards, Measurements & Calc. 2 2 3
MAC 122   Numerical Control II 1 2 2
MAC 222   Adv. Machine Tool Operations II 4 9 7
WEL 120   Fundamentals of Welding 1 3 2
Total     11 16 17

 

    Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
Forth Semester      
MAC 128   CNC Programming 3 0 3
MAC 123 Numerical Control III 1 2 2
MAC 150   Intro. to Computer-Aided
Manufacturing
2 3 3
MAC 223   Adv. Machine Tool
Operations III
4 9 7
SPD 100 Principles of Public
Speaking or Approved
Substitute
3 0 3
Total     13 14 18



Total Minimum Credits for a Diploma in Precision Machining Technology............................................................................81

 

   

 

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