This is a one year, 34 credit certificate program. The first semester provides basic skills in operating lathes, milling machines, and grinders. This also includes some conversational CNC programming and machining. The second semester teaches advanced skills to prepare the student for an entry level machines position, at the conclusion of the Advanced Manufacturing Certificate. Additionally, 24 credits earned in this certificate can be applied to the COT’s Technology Studies: Advanced Manufacturing degree option which can be used for seamless transfer to receiving four-year universities (Central Connecticut State University and the University of Hartford).
Learners who complete the Advanced Manufacturing Machine Technology certificate will:
Demonstrate an understanding of shop safety
Demonstrate an understanding of blueprint reading and its application in machine technology
Demonstrate an understanding of precision layout procedures
Demonstrate an understanding of tool geometry for lathe cutting tools
Demonstrate an understanding of the use and selection of different cutting tools and cutter holders for the Vertical Milling Machine
Demonstrate an understanding of CNC Programming
Solve oblique triangle problems using the Law of Sines
Demonstrate an understanding of quality control tools and systems and their applications
Demonstrate an ability to determine the acceptability of manufactured parts based on GDT requirements
For more information, contact the Director, Steve LaPointe.