Designed to help participants understand and deliver the essential workplace skills employers demand today. Students will learn to deliver greater value that builds career and organizational success.
Topics include: Communication, Nonverbal and Listening; Critical Thinking and Problem Solving; Professionalism; Cultural Competence; Time Management; Self-Management; Initiative; Teamwork and Collaboration; Customer Service and Relations; and Adaptability.
These sessions provide students a broad overview of basic mathematics, covering essential content areas including whole numbers, fractions, decimals, ratios and proportions, percents, geometric figures, and measurement.
Working safely and a safe working environment is the highest priority in a 21st-century advanced manufacturing facility. Students will gain an understanding of OSHA and important details concerning a safe workplace, and receive the OSHA 10-hour card. The OSHA 10-hour card shows employers the student has had a good introduction to the safety concerns foremost in today's general industry workplace. This course will also provide networking opportunities with advanced manufacturing companies using the skills learned and developed in the certificate and A.S. degree programs. Industry leaders visit students in the classroom, describing the growing advanced manufacturing market, and how their skills can be integrated.
This course provides students with insight and practical experiences in the set-up and operation of basic machines and measuring tools used in manufacturing processes. Significant emphasis is placed on dealing safely with high-power machinery, materials, laboratory clothing and machine maintenance. Turning, milling, grinding, drilling and precision measurements are covered, developing the students' ability to fabricate mechanical components using traditional machining. Students learn the limitations of traditional machining and prepare for understanding advanced manufacturing technology.
Detailed manufacturing part prints are the graphical representation of what the finished product should look like and the specifications required to make it. The Machinery's Handbook is the encyclopedia used in the manufacturing environment; a storehouse of practical information used to assist not only CNC machinists, but also quality insurance personnel, tool or mold makers, machine designers and mechanical engineers to solve a list of manufacturing problems. This seven-and-a-half week course uses these two resources to teach students how to interpret the language of blueprints and find the required information regarding machining processes such as speeds, feeds, cutting tool specifications and limits. Focus is on problem-solving skills and strategies.
This seven-and-a-half week course is designed to develop the student's ability to interpret Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) language and accurately and precisely measure manufactured parts and assemblies using micrometers, digital calipers, and dial indicators. Language and systems of measurement and GD&T are studied and discussed. Basic handheld comparison tools, precision gages, scaled and precision measuring tools are used to accurately measure parts for both size and geometric form. Students also learn about sine bar use and setup, gage blocks care, surface plate preparation and part fixturing. The feature control frame of the geometric symbols in the application of the tolerances also are studied.
This course studies the theory of orthographic projection and the principles of descriptive geometry. Students construct exact drawings of three-dimensional objects including auxiliary views, cross-sections, dimensioning, pictorial drawings and freehand sketching.
This course introduces students to CNC using flowcharts and process operations planning. Fundamental word address (G and M code) industrial standards, practices, and terms used in industry are covered. Machine tool axis motion, methods of workpiece setup, cutting tool selection, cutting tool compensation and canned cycles are reviewed. Students produce manually written part programs for three-axis milling machines and router, and two-axis lathes. Review of blueprints, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) terminology, and right angle trigonometry are covered, as well as precision measurement for all produced parts.