May 26, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 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 courses expose students to machinery used in a current manufacturing environment. Our lab provides hands-on learning with the latest technologies available, along with the necessary tooling for projects used in learning basic machining. Successful completion prepares you for the advanced training in the second term, where a student’s knowledge is applied to more advanced machining techniques that are necessary to gain entry level positions in a manufacturing environment. Additionally, 30 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:

  • Apply mathematical and technological principles to solve triangles and other geometric and technical problems
  • Understand and follow basic shop saftey guidelines, and successfully to recieve an OSHA 10 card
  • Demonstrate the use and understanding of all basic semi-precision and precision measuring tools to determine the acceptability of manufactured parts based on accurately reading, interpreting, and understanding blueprints
  • Operate a manual lathe, turn and face parts as well as full understanding of all thread data and ability to perform single point threading in a lathe
  • Operate a basic milling machine to square parts, bore holes, drill and tap holes and surface grind flat and parallel
  • Program and Operate both CNC Milling Machines and CNC Lathes
  • The curriculm covers the content to let students take 4 NIMS crediential tests. (National Institute of Metalworking Skills) They are Measurement, Materials and Safety, Job Planning Benchwork and Layout, CNC Operator Lathe and CNC Operator Milling.

For more information, contact the Director, Steve LaPointe.


Program Requirements

Total Program Credits: 31

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.

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