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Precision Machining

The Integrated Manufacturing Technology Precision Machining program offers a two-year associate degree program. During the first year, theory and extensive lab work in the following areas of conventional machining are performed: lathes, milling machines, surface grinders, drill presses, power metal cutting saws, layout, and bench work. Through the constant use of blueprints, students become proficient in conforming to industry expectations and program standards. The latest electronic equipment parallels the most modern quality control processes. In the second year of the Precision Machining Option, two, three, and fourth axis Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) machining, Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM), Tool and Cutter grinding, Tool and Die Making, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Machining (CAM), welding, as well as fluid power and pneumatics, give students a better understanding of today's high technology machining processes. Applicants with a significant amount of previous machining experience will be evaluated and assigned special projects appropriate to their demonstrated skill level to advance their knowledge and skills.

Some of the job opportunities for graduates include: machine operator and setup person for conventional machining, CNC operator, entry-level CNC programmer, EDM operator and setup person, job shop machinist, tool and die maker, research and development machinist, quality control inspector, welder, fabricator. Some graduates are self employed.

Graduates can transfer a full two years of credits toward a baccalaureate degree in Industrial Technology (Precision Manufacturing Concentration) at the University of Southern Maine.

Upon completion of the precision machining program, graduates will be able to:

* Demonstrate knowledge and skills required to safely set up and operate conventional and CNC machines or welding machines.

* Demonstrate knowledge and skills required to safely machine precision parts.

* Demonstrate knowledge and skills required using CAM.

* Demonstrate knowledge and skills required to inspect machined parts using various measuring equipment and gauging.

* Demonstrate competency in general education requirements for work and life skills.

Precision Machining Curriculum

Course Number General Education Requirements Credits
ENGL-100 English Composition 3
ENGL-115 Introduction to Literature 3
MATH-145 College Algebra and Trigonometry 4
PHYS-150 College Physics I with Lab 4
PHYS-155 College Physics II with Lab 4

Arts and Humanities Elective 3
Social Science Elective 3
Total Core Requirements 24

Course Number Academic Major Requirements Credits
AEDD-105 CAD Graphics 3
AEDD-170 Parametric Solid Modeling 3
AEDD-250 Mechanical Design 3
CMPT-101 Introduction to Computer Applications 3
MACH-105 Basic Machine Theory 4
MACH-106 Basic Machine Lab 3
MACH-155 Advanced Machine Theory 4
MACH-156 Advanced Machine Lab 3
MACH-205 Introductory CNC Machining Theory 4
MACH-206 Introductory CNC Machining Lab 3
MACH-255 CNC Programming w/ Solidworks and Camworks 4
MACH-256 CNC Machining Lab 3
MACH-275 Senior Internship 3
WELD-100 Introduction to Welding 3

Total Credits Required For Degree 70

Welding

The Integrated Manufacturing: Precision Welding program offers a one-year certificate or a two-year associate degree.

During the first year of the integrated manufacturing program, extensive lab work is combined with theory covering the topics of conventional machining: lathes, milling machines, surface grinders, drill presses, power metal cutting saws, layout, and bench work. Through the constant use of blueprints, students become proficient in conforming to industry expectations and program standards. The latest electronic equipment parallels the most modern quality control processes.

Second year students pursuing the welding option will blend manual machining with fundamental structural welding skills while acquiring a broad knowledge of metals, heat treatment, shop organization, lean manufacturing, and foremanship. Applicants with a significant amount of previous machining experience will be evaluated and assigned special projects appropriate to their demonstrated skill level to advance their knowledge and skills.

Some of the job opportunities for graduates include: machine operator and setup person for conventional machining, quality control inspector, welder, fabricator, pipefitter, and millwright. Some graduates are self-employed.

Graduates can transfer a full two years of credits toward a baccalaureate degree in Industrial Technology (Precision Manufacturing Concentration) at the University of Southern Maine.

The one-year certificate program provides fundamental training in basic welding with a combination of theory, lab and general education classes to prepare students for state and AWS welding certification tests.
Upon completion of the precision welding program, participants will be able to:

* Identify and practice safe work habits of a welder in a weld shop, in a machine shop, and at industrial sites.

* Describe the rules and processes required for state or employer structural welding.

* Demonstrate knowledge of the requirements for gas metal arc welding/flux core arc welding.
* Demonstrate knowledge of the requirements for gas tungsten arc welding.

* Demonstrate various processes of alloy welding.

* Demonstrate knowledge of welding defects and visual acceptance criteria in accordance with aws d1.1; Visual, liquid penetrant, magnetic particle testing.

* Demonstrate knowledge of carbon arc cutting and plasma arc cutting processes.

* Describe a product concepts and business model concisely and persuasively

* Make business decisions affecting customers, products, vendors, and investors with confidence

* Prepare a business plan suitable for presentation to interested parties

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