2022-2023 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog 
    Jun 19, 2024  
2022-2023 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Program Pathway

Machining Technology, AS

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

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. 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.
  2. Create a metal part by developing a Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) program. The overall project will consist of four components: tooling selection, spindle speed and feed rate calculations, CNC program, and dimensional accuracy of the part.
  3. Properly use inspection tools to dimensionally inspect fabricated metal parts.
  4. Apply mathematics concepts to solve machining problems such as calculating machining feed rates and spindle speeds.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Demonstrate the application of engineering drafting standards for a variety of projects dealing primarily with orthographic projection and visualization.
  8. Prepare engineering drawings consistent with industry standards.

Major Requirements - Restricted Electives

Complete 4 units selected from:

Minimum Major Units Required: 34

Complete all courses with a grade of “C” or better.

General Education

Complete the following general education pattern:

Students are advised to double-count courses in the major to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of major and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.

Minimum Degree Units Required: 61