Upon successful completion of the Machining Technology Associate in Science Degree the student will demonstrate skills, knowledge and training for entry-level positions in a variety of Advanced Manufacturing industries including machine shops, metal fabrication shops, tool and die shops, mold making shops, research and development laboratories, industrial maintenance or millwright positions, and apprenticeships in these fields. The student will demonstrate safe and proper set up and operation of manual, and Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machine tools. These include lathes, milling machines, 3D printers, grinders, saws, and drill presses. Students will utilize Computer Aided Drafting (CAD), and Computer Aided Machining (CAM) software systems to fabricate parts using CNC machine tools and tools used in Additive Manufacturing. Students will also demonstrate the ability to read and operate inspection tools commonly used in the machining industry. The student will demonstrate his or her ability to apply mathematics, problem solving skills, communication, and machining techniques to the manufacturing process.
Program Learning Outcomes
- A student will use Computer Aided Machining (CAM) Software, to transform information given from a mechanical drawing (Print) into a Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) program used to fabricate metal parts. The part will have these features: hole patterns, contours, and pockets.
- The student will create a metal part by developing a Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) program. The overall project will consist of four components: 1. tooling selection, 2. spindle speed and feed rate calculations, 3. CNC program, 4. dimensional accuracy of the part.
- The student will properly use inspection tools to dimensionally inspect fabricated metal parts.
- The student will apply mathematics concepts to solve machining problems such as calculating machining feed rates and spindle speeds.
- The student will machine a metal part using a milling machine and standard tooling. The part will have these features: a bolt hole pattern with drilled, reamed or tapped holes, a slot, and a pocket.
- The student will machine a metal part using a lathe and standard tooling. The part will have these features: three diameters, a drilled hole, a taper, and a thread.
- The student will demonstrate the application of engineering drafting standards for a variety of projects dealing primarily with orthographic projection and visualization.
- The student will be able to prepare engineering drawings consistent with industry standards.