Machine Tool Technology / CNC

Program Info

Year Established
2014
Degree Type
Associate in Applied Science
Office Contact
Industrial Technology Division: 313-845-9656, technology@hfcc.edu, Technology Bldg, Room: E-112
Faculty Contact
Guy Pizzino: 313-845-6331, gpizzino@hfcc.edu, Technology Bldg, Room: E-115

Program Description

Description

Explores advanced precision machining skills utilizing computer numerical controlled (CNC) machining and turning centers, and CAD/CAM software. Course work introduces a variety of metals, usage of various types of cutting tools, precision measuring tools, manual lathes, vertical milling machines, surface grinders, and other shop equipment. Classes are conducted in real world laboratory settings using state-of-the-art equipment.

Program Learning Outcomes
  • Develop knowledge of career opportunities and demonstrate the requisite entry level machining and measurement skills for the manufacturing industry.
  • Practice safe work habits in an industrial manufacturing environment.
  • Create a basic or complex part on non-computerized industry standard machining and turning equipment.
  • Create complete complex parts on computer controlled machining centers.
  • Create complete complex parts on computer controlled turning centers.
  • Utilize quality control concepts to identify root cause part discrepancies.
  • Utilize appropriate technology to solve complex problems through critical analysis in the machining environment.
  • Synthesize information using numerical control software to complete three-dimensional parts on computer controlled milling and turning centers.
Career Opportunities
  • Automation and Control Technician
  • CNC Set-up Technician
  • Engineering Technician
  • Quality Controller
  • Programmer
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Tool Analyst
  • Pre-production Planner
  • Plastic R & D Technician
  • Machinist/Toolmaker
  • Sales & Service Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Test Technician

General Education

Category 7
9 hours.
Credit Hours
9.00

Degree-Specific Requirements

Program Requirements

Minimum Total Credit Hours
63.00