This certificate is designed to provide students with entry level manufacturing skills and machining skills. Students will learn about hand tools, shop safety procedures, blueprints, machinery, and computer numerical control.
Upon completion of this program, successful students will have demonstrated the ability to apply their skills and knowledge in the following ways:
- Use basic communication skills (writing, reading, speaking, listening and computing) to work effectively as a team member in a manufacturing environment.
- Demonstrate an understanding of safety rules for equipment, personal protective equipment, interpret Material Data Safety Sheets (MSDS), and safety features of machines in a manufacturing laboratory.
- Prepare resources for production, develop an effective process plan, identify basic types of drawings, develop simple sketches of objects and read blueprints.
- Demonstrate an understanding of computer numerical control (CNC) terminology with the ability to define, utilized and explain CNC terminology.
- Demonstrate the ability to perform programming calculations and handwrite numerical control codes, as well as program, trouble shoot, safely set-up and operate CNC mill and lathe machines.
- Program, run, edit and troubleshoot NC codes.
- Perform various methods to create solids, and apply toolpaths.