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2022-2023 Catalog 
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Advanced Manufacturing Machining Certificate

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Additional information available on the Machining Technology Department website.

This Advanced Manufacturing Machining certificate provides students with entry level machining and technology skills. Students learn to use AutoCAD and are introduced to advanced applications of 3D parametric software, with the ability to blend the virtual and real design worlds together through the use of 3D CAD Modeling, and 3D Printing. Students also learn how to use common measuring instruments relating to state-of-the-art manufacturing environments. This certificate is one of four certificates that build on each other across three semesters.

** 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.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Advanced Manufacturing Machining 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
  • Apply geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GDT) in machining/drafting
  • Produce industrial 2D working drawings and 3D models using SolidWorks Software based on industry standards to create advanced models, parts, assemblies, and related documents (e.g., bill of materials, parts lists)
  • Create rapid prototypes using additive manufacturing to include identifying vendor parts to make a functional prototype
  • Explain the changes in metallurgical characteristics during heating, cooling, shaping, and forming

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