Certificate of Completion | 30 credits minimum
Division of Natural Sciences
Taylorsville Redwood Campus SI 341
General Information (801) 957-4827
Program Information (801) 957-4150
Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advisor SI201C, (801) 957-4858
Instructors − Joel Clarkston, Michael Stenquist
Machining CNC/CAM Technology - trained machinists are continuously needed in engineering, manufacturing and fabrication companies and there are not enough new workers available to fill the entry-level positions. This 30-week, 31-credit hour curriculum provides students with the manual and CNC skills required for work as an entry-level machinist, equivalent to 6 months of on-the-job training. The two-semester certificate of completion in machining technology provides the student with the entry-level skills required for work as a machinist in industry and includes: manual and CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machining, CAD (Computer Assisted Design), CAM (Computer Assisted Manufacturing), Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, and manufacturing processes.
Entry-level wages for machinists start between $10 and $12 per hour and a machinist with two to five years of work experience will earn between $28,000 and $50,000 per year.
Estimated Time to Completion
If students follow the sample schedule, time to completion is two semesters.
|Program Student Learning Outcomes
||Program Student Learning Outcomes
||1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically and creatively
5 - Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged
6 - Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner
7 - Develop computer and information literacy
|Machining and CNC Skills
1. Students will:
- demonstrate knowledge of safety rules and identify the various machining processes and equipment.
- produce precision parts to design specification and demonstrate the ability to use precision measuring equipment.
- demonstrate competency in the operation of lathes, grinders and mills (MCCT 1500 , MCCT 1510 ).
|2. Students will:
- produce CNC code and select the proper machining process by programming and building projects on CNC mills and lathes
- demonstrate understanding of tolerance limits for each machining process and verify that projects meet blueprint requirements (MCCT 1600 ,MCCT 1610 ).
|Related Cad and Design Knowledge and Skills
3. Students will:
- produce drawings that demonstrate competency in AutoCAD and are neat and professional
- demonstrate proficiency with drawing and screen setup: layouts, layers, dimension styles, scale factors, blocks, profiles, and plotting
- demonstrate knowledge of CAD commands and use them appropriately for efficiency and accuracy (EDDT 1040 ).
|4. Students will:
- demonstrate knowledge of solid modeling tools, creating and defining sketches, 3D features, mating assemblies, design tables, and fabrication and assembly drawings from models.
- produce accurate parts, assemblies, and drawings per industry standard.
- demonstrate the ability to analyze design intent and process (EDDT 2600 ).
|5. Students will:
- demonstrate knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing symbols and applications of form, function, and tolerances.
- produce drawings with correctly applied symbols.
- demonstrate understanding of the use of GD&T in automated manufacturing and quality inspection (EDDT 2540 ).
|Related Manufacturing Knowledge and Skills
- demonstrate knowledge of industrial materials and processes and the principles of material behavior.
- demonstrate ability to apply this knowledge in hands-on lab experience with molding, casting and forming.
- participate as a member of a design team to create designs and finished products (EDDT 2340 , EDDT 2350 ).
|7. Students will learn basic principles of arc and acetylene welding. (WLS 1005)
|CAD/CAM and Teamwork
8. Students will:
- demonstrate the proper use of CAM software
- demonstrate knowledge of post processing
- be evaluated on their participation in a concurrent engineering team with other students to design, layout, and build a project.
- produce project documentation and perform inspection on finished product (MCCT 2650 ).