Major ID: 249D
Program Start Dates: Fall, Spring
This area produces skilled craftspeople who make precision metal parts that are highly specialized and not mass produced. Machinists produce parts from metal castings, forgings, stampings, or from solid metal stock. They make parts to exact specifications by removing excess metal with the aid of machine tools, numerically controlled machines, computer assisted machinery, and precise measuring and gauging equipment.
As the economy expands, so will the demand for manufactured goods that need machine metal parts. CNC Toolmaking graduates are hired by industries that manufacture automobiles, industrial machinery, military equipment, and other metal products. At many places of employment, graduates can apply training received at the College towards the completion of apprenticeship requirements.
- Graduates will have the knowledge and skills to make precision-machined parts and tooling.
- Graduates will have the knowledge and skills to program and operate CNC equipment using CAD and CAM.
- Graduates will have the knowledge and skills to operate and set-up inspection and gauging equipment.
- Graduates will have the knowledge and skills to meet national entry-level skills standards.
- Graduates will have acquired shop communication skills such as blueprint reading, practical geometric dimensioning, and shop CAD/CAM skills.
- Graduates will have successfully mastered the general education program requirements for work and life skills.
- Graduates will use SolidWorks, design parts and collaborate with engineers.
Estimated Cost for Student Supplies
The estimated cost for student supplies is $850.