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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Advanced Machining Technology Certificate

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Additional information available on the Machining Technology Department website.

This Advanced Machining Technology certificate provides students with entry level machining skills. Students work on lab exercises covering robotic machinery, as well as a variety of three-dimensional lab exercises on robotic machinery. Students also learn about the behavior of metals and are exposed to practical metallurgy. This certificate is one of two certificates that build on each another.

* 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.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Advanced Machining Technology certificate 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 ensure 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
  • Explain the changes in metallurgical characteristics during heating, cooling, shaping, and forming

Total Credit Hours: 21

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