Program Description

The curriculum prepares students to work in the metal processing trades. Emphasis is on basic manufacturing principles. The program qualifies students to seek employment in the areas of instrumentation, mold making, tool and die general machining, industrial maintenance and research and development. The curriculum includes: basic manufacturing principles, technical mathematics including trigonometry, principles of metallurgy, quality assurance practices, tool design and manufacturing, physics of metal processing, computer numerical control machining (CNC), principles and operations of the electro-discharge machine (EDM), and product design.

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of basic manufacturing principles.
  2. Apply the skills need for: Instrumentation, mold making, tool and die general machining, industrial maintenance, and research and development.
  3. Secure employment in the metal processing trades.

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Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement

Required Units: 42

Recommended sequence:

Semester I

  • MACH 220 - Machine Shop Technology (9)
    or MACH 220A - Introduction to Manufacturing Technology (3)
    or MACH 220B - Intermediate Machine Technology I (3)
    or MACH 220C - Intermediate Machine Technology II (3)
  • TECH 107A - Technical Calculations (3)

Semester II

  • MACH 220D - Advanced Milling Operations I (3)
  • MACH 220E - Advanced Milling Operations II (3)
  • MACH 220F - Advanced Lathe Operations (3)
  • DT 008A - Introduction to Digital Design and Fabrication (3)

Semester III

  • MACH 220G - Production Technology I (3)
  • MACH 220H - Production Technology II (3)
  • MACH 220I - Production Technology III (3)

Semester IV

  • MACH 220J - Tool Making I (3)
  • MACH 220K - Tool Making II (3)
  • MACH 220L - Advanced Prototype Machining (3)

Recommended electives:

  • DT 008B - Intermediate Digital Design and Fabrication (3)
  • DT 008C - Advanced Systems Design and Fabrication (4)
  • DT 017 - Building Construction Technical Graphics (3)
  • DT 118 - A/E/C Modeling (3)
  • MACH 230 - Computer Numerical Control (3)
  • PHYS 010 -  Descriptive Introduction to Physics (3)
  • PHYS 010L - Descriptive Physics in the Laboratory (1)
  • WELD 044A - Introduction to Gas Welding (1)
  • WELD 044B - Introduction to Electric Arc Welding (1)

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Earn an Associate of Science Degree With Your Certificate of Achievement

An AS Degree prepares you with the unique skills needed to enter a specialized career field. Earned in conjunction with a Certificate of Achievement, it will open up further opportunities for career advancement.

To earn your AS degree, you will need to complete the general education requirements for an AS degree in addition to the above listed Certificate of Achievement Requirements.

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