In this program, students learn to setup and operate CNC machine tools, traditional mills, lathes, and saws. They learn how to use basic measurement tools and read blueprints. This certificate will highlight the fundamentals of materials and processes including mechanical and physical testing and heat treatment of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Students completing this certificate will be able to perform many of the fundamental tasks within a fabrication shop, including simple part manufacturing, set-up and operation of CNC machine tools as well as inspection using simple measurement tools.
This is a high skill and high wage program as defined by the Michigan Community College Network.
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2022-2023 Academic Requirements
In this program, students learn to setup and operate CNC machine tools with an introduction to programming. They learn how to use basic measurement tools and read blueprints. This certificate will highlight the fundamentals of manufacturing and measurement. Students completing this certificate will be able to safely perform basic skills within a manufacturing facility, including basic part manufacturing as well as the setup and operation of CNC machine tools to manufacture basic parts. Students will also be able to perform basic inspections using appropriate measurement tools.
Students with technology interests who enjoy working with their hands like gaming, manipulating code, robotics, 3D printing are suited for this line of work.
|MEC 100||Materials and Processes||3|
|MEC 101||Blueprint Reading for Manufacturing||2|
|NCT 100||Foundation Concepts for Manufacturing (CNC)||3|
|NCT 101||Introduction to Computerized Machining (CNC) - I||2|
|NCT 110||Introduction to Computerized Machining (CNC) - II||2|
|NCT 120||Introduction to 2D CAD CAM Programming and Applications||2|
|NCT 121||Manual Programming and NC Tool Operation||4|
- Total Credits Required