Manufacturing Operations, Certificate

Program of Study Attributes: 
Gainful Employment

This certificate will provide the student with the necessary skills to seek employment as advanced conventional machine tool operators/machinists in the manufacturing field of Precision Machining. Specific general education courses must be selected in order to be appropriately prepared to secure this certificate. Selected courses will aid in preparing the student to meet a more demanding work assignment. The program is intended for students who seek above entry-level positions.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this curriculum, students should be able to:

  • Analyze the features of an object and develop a representative sketch using the principles of orthographic projection.
  • Interpret line work, dimensions, orthographic views, various section types, auxiliary views, and annotations associated with mechanical drawings.
  • Apply appropriate terminology in order to, select, handle, care for, and store tools used to perform bench work, inspection and assembly operations.
  • Perform commonly assigned operator clean up and maintenance tasks associated with grinding, sawing and drilling machines.
  • Utilize detail drawings, calculations, layout tools, precision measuring instruments and appropriate techniques to prepare parts for manufacture on a lathe and mill and verify part dimensions during inspection procedures.
  • Create internal features to include chamfers, bores, recesses, counterbores, countersinks, grooves and pockets using a milling machine.
  • Perform geometric/algebraic/trigonometric calculations to machine for set-up and inspection of parts, to include chamfers, tapers, threads, etc.
  • Develop computer integrated graphical documents to prepare technical correspondence and presentations.

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Second Semester (18-19 credits)

MTT 122 - Lathe Operations II3
MTT 214 - Milling Operations II3
MTT 213 - Manufacturing Processes3
TCC 111 - Technical Communication3
General Education Options (6 credits minimum required) 6-7 Credits
Program ElectivesCredits
MAT 111 - Technical Mathematics II4
ENG 100 - Composition I3
ENG 112 - English Composition II: Writing About Literature3
HIS 120 - American History II3
ECO 220 - Microeconomic Principles3

MTT 199 Co-op / Internship  3 Credits

Total Credits: 34-35


Manufacturing Operations - Certificate - 2001 to Present

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