Machining Technology

Machining Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Recommended basic skills standards are

There are two AAS degree emphasis in the Machining Technology program; Machining Technology Emphasis and Advanced Manufacturing Emphasis. These two year programs are designed to provide individuals with entry level machining and technology skills, as well as addressing the needs of those seeking upgrade training for the purpose of continuing employment, employment upgrades, and/or promotions.

The Machining Technology emphasis degree will advance their hands-on fundamental skills of machining using MasterCAM 2D and 3D software, while developing applied math skills and problem-solving techniques.

The Advanced Manufacturing emphasis will provide training in technology using software such as SolidWorks, MasterCAM 2D and 3D, and CamWorks. The emphasis also offers courses in Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance (GD &T) and 3D Printing for prototyping.

Students should schedule a meeting with the Machining Technology program advisor prior to enrolling in classes. During this meeting, student’s goals and preparedness can be assessed.

Students may complete deficiencies concurrently with the beginning courses in the program. Students not meeting a course prerequisite must have instructor permission to enroll.

Students must meet with an advisor to select appropriate technical electives.

Learning outcomes: Upon completion of the Machining program, students should be able to:

  • Maintain a safe work area by demonstrating safety knowledge and proper use of hand tools and machining equipment
  • Read and interpret industry prints, using current drawing standards in dimensioning, symbology, linetypes, lineweights, drawing notes for working drawings, engineering assembly and design related manufacturing drawings
  • Demonstrate basic and advanced measurement processes and skills utilizing common measuring instruments to insure projects are within given specifications
  • Apply the principles and theory of manufacturing processes and basic operation manual machining operations using lathes, mills, drill presses and surface grinders
  • Determine part function and relationship to each other, to include tolerancing of parts for assemblies while calculating mating part conditions to guarantee parts fits
  • Create two-dimensional objects using computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) software and processes for mills and machining tool paths
  • Generate Numeric Control (NC) code using G-codes to machine parts to specifications
  • Set up, program and operate computerized numerical control (CNC) mills and machining centers in accordance with NIMS standards
  • Create rapid prototypes using additive manufacturing to include identifying vendor parts to make a functional prototype

General Education Courses

CIS 118

Introduction to PC Applications

3

or

 

 

CSC 105

Computer Literacy

(3)

COM 225

Organizational Communication

3

ENG 131

Technical Writing I

3

MAT 107

Career Math or higher

3

Three (3) additional credit hours from list below

3

 

 

15

Select three (3) credit hours

BUS 115

Introduction to Business

3

COM 125

Interpersonal Communication

3

PSY 100

Psychology of Workplace Relationships

3

Emphasis Areas

Advanced Manufacturing

CAD 100

Print Reading for Computer Aided Drafting

3

or

 

 

MAC 102

Print Reading for Machinists

(3)

CAD 255

SolidWorks/Mechanical

3

CAD 259

Advanced SolidWorks

3

CAD 262

3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing

3

EGT 205

Geometric Dimension & Tolerance

3

MAC 100

Machine Shop Safety

1

MAC 101

Introduction to Machine Shop

3

MAC 110

Introduction to Engine Lathe

3

MAC 111

Intermediate Engine Lathe

3

MAC 120

Introduction to Milling Machine

3

MAC 121

Intermediate Mill Machine

3

MAC 205

Introduction to CNC Milling Operations

3

MAC 206

CNC Milling Operations II

3

MAC 240

CAD/CAM 2D

3

MAC 241

CAD/CAM 2D Lab

3

MAC 252

Practical Metallurgy

3

MTE 130

Metrology

3

 

 

49

Total Hours for Advanced Manufacturing Degree Emphasis

64

Machining Technology

MAC 100

Machine Shop Safety

1

MAC 101

Introduction to Machine Shop

3

MAC 102

Print Reading for Machinists

3

or

 

 

CAD 100

Print Reading for Computer Aided Drafting

(3)

MAC 110

Introduction to Engine Lathe

3

MAC 111

Intermediate Engine Lathe

3

MAC 112

Advanced Engine Lathe

3

MAC 120

Introduction to Milling Machine

3

MAC 121

Intermediate Mill Machine

3

MAC 122

Advanced Milling Machine Operations

3

MAC 205

Introduction to CNC Milling Operations

3

MAC 206

CNC Milling Operations II

3

MAC 240

CAD/CAM 2D

3

MAC 241

CAD/CAM 2D Lab

3

MAC 245

CAD/CAM 3D

3

MAC 246

CAD/CAM 3D Lab

3

MAC 252

Practical Metallurgy

3

MTE 130

Metrology

3

 

 

49

Total Hours for Machining Technology Degree Emphasis

64

Recommended Technical Elective

MAC 280

Internship

3

Certificates

*Advanced Machining Technology

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MAC 112

Advanced Engine Lathe

3

MAC 122

Advanced Milling Machine Operations

3

MAC 240

CAD/CAM 2D

3

MAC 241

CAD/CAM 2D Lab

3

MAC 245

CAD/CAM 3D

3

MAC 246

CAD/CAM 3D Lab

3

MAC 252

Practical Metallurgy

3

Total Credit Hours

21

**Advanced Manufacturing Machining

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CAD 100

Print Reading for Computer Aided Drafting

3

or

 

 

MAC 102

Print Reading for Machinists

(3)

CAD 255

SolidWorks/Mechanical

3

CAD 259

Advanced Solidworks

3

CAD 262

3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing

3

EGT 205

Geometric Dimension & Tolerance

3

MAC 100

Machine Shop Safety

1

MAC 101

Introduction to Machine Shop

3

MAC 110

Introduction to Engine Lathe

3

MAC 120

Introduction to Milling Machine

3

MAC 205

Introduction to CNC Milling Operations

3

MAC 206

CNC Milling Operations II

3

MAC 240

CAD/CAM 2D

3

MAC 241

CAD/CAM 2D Lab

3

MAC 252

Practical Metallurgy

3

MTE 130

Metrology

3

Total Credit Hours

43

*Basic Machining Technology

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MAC 100

Machine Shop Safety

1

MAC 101

Introduction to Machine Shop

3

MAC 102

Print Reading for Machinists

3

or

 

 

CAD 100

Print Reading for Computer Aided Drafting

(3)

MAC 110

Introduction to Engine Lathe

3

MAC 111

Intermediate Engine Lathe

3

MAC 120

Introduction to Milling Machine

3

MAC 121

Intermediate Mill Machine

3

Total Credit Hours

19

**Basic Manufacturing Machining

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CAD 100

Print Reading for Computer Aided Drafting

3

or

 

 

MAC 102

Print Reading for Machinists

(3)

CAD 255

SolidWorks/Mechanical

3

MAC 100

Machine Shop Safety

1

MAC 101

Introduction to Machine Shop

3

MAC 252

Practical Metallurgy

3

MTE 130

Metrology

3

Total Credit Hours

16

**CNC Machining

CAD 255

SolidWorks/Mechanical

3

CAD 259

Advanced Solidworks

3

CAD 262

3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing

3

EGT 205

Geometric Dimension & Tolerance

3

MAC 205

Introduction to CNC Milling Operations

3

MAC 206

CNC Milling Operations II

3

MAC 240

CAD/CAM 2D

3

MAC 241

CAD/CAM 2D Lab

3

Total Credit Hours

24

**Intermediate Manufacturing Machining

CAD 259

Advanced Solidworks

3

MAC 110

Introduction to Engine Lathe

3

MAC 120

Introduction to Milling Machine

3

MAC 240

CAD/CAM 2D

3

MAC 241

CAD/CAM 2D Lab

3

Total Credit Hours

15

Machining for Welders

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MAC 100

Machine Shop Safety

1

MAC 101

Introduction to Machine Shop

3

MAC 110

Introduction to Engine Lathe

3

MAC 120

Introduction to Milling Machine

3

MAC 252

Practical Metallurgy

3

WEL 106

Blueprint Reading for Welders & Fitters

4

Total Credit Hours

17

*Note: These certificates build on one another. There is also the opportunity to receive more certifications should the student pass the exam NIMS Level One Certification.

**Note: The following certificates build on one another. After three semesters a student would achieve the four certificates below. There is also the opportunity to receive two more certifications should the student pass the exams: CSWA: Certification SolidWorks Associate National Certification and a NIMS Level One Certification.

Additional information available on the Machining Technology Department website at www.ppcc.edu/machining.