Apr 20, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

Advanced Manufacturing Machine Technology Certificate

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(31 semester hours minimum)

This is a one year, 31 credit certificate program. The first semester provides instruction for basic skills to operate and manufacture various parts using lathes, milling machines, surface grinders, band saws and drill presses. This will also include conversational and G code programming of Computer Numerical Controlled machines. Students will also have the ability to test and receive up to 4 NIMS credentials. (National Institute of Metalworking Skills) The student may be eligible for a paid internship at the start of the second semester. When the certificate is complete, the student is termed an entry-level machinist with CNC operating and limited programming experience. 30 of the credits achieved can be transferred directly into an Associate Degree in Technology Studies.

Learners who complete the Advanced Manufacturing Machine Technology certificate will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of shop safety
  • Demonstrate how to interpret engineered drawings and basic blueprints
  • Perform layout procedures, and precision layout practices
  • Demonstrate the ability to use all measuring devices used in todays manufacturing shops
  • Operate all machine tools such as milling machines, lathes, drill press, surface grinders and sawing machines
  • Understand and demonstrate CNC operation and programming of both conversational and G code in both lathes and milling machines
  • Understand and apply the math used in manufacturing, trigonometry, geometry, formulas and the law of Sines
  • Students have the opportunity to earn 4 NIMS credentials in Measurement, materials and safety, Job Planning and Benchwork, CNC Operator Lathe and CNC Operator Milling
  • Demonstrate practices used in Quality with Statistical process control and capability, lean manufacturing concepts and inspection methods

For more information, contact the Director, Steve LaPointe.

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Program Requirements

Directed Elective1

Directed Elective2

Total Program Credits: 31

Graduation Requirements:

  •  High School Diploma or GED or equivalent
  •  G.P.A. of 2.0 or higher

The candidate for this certificate must have placed at the College level on the Basic Skills Assessment in English and mathematics, or completed the recommended developmental coursework.

1 Any MFG, CAD, or QUA (MFG 105: Manufacturing Math II recommended)

2 Any MFG, CAD, or QUA (QUA 114: Principles of Quality or MFG 120: Metrology recommended)

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