Associate in CNC Machining
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to:
- Employ basic to intermediate manufacturing skills and prepare for nationally recognized, portable credentials from the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) as Certified Production Technician (CPT).
- Apply stakeholder relevant competencies in teambuilding, problem solving, written and oral endeavors.
- Associate and apply material properties and metal working theory to characterize material machinability, tool holding, tool cutter presentation and selection of appropriate coolants for CNC manufacturing.
- Develop and characterize job planning and execution with associated process improvements to meet regulatory requirements of industry, the government and the customer.
- Distinguish the key elements of a high performance manufacturing organization related to quality control, maintenance, use of fixtures, measurement and test equipment to support manufacturing.
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of manufacturing processes including job planning, bench layout, manual grinding, drilling and milling.
- Create, interpret and utilize technical drawings and specifications.
- Utilize CAD/CAM software and associated mathematical skills to set-up, program and operate CNC lathes and mills in order to produce parts.
- Apply skills toward professional credentials under the National Institute for Metal Working Skills (NIMS) as a CNC operator.