• Machine Tool Operator Certificate Curriculum

  • Limited Entry, One-Year Certificate

    Catalog Year 2018-2019

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    The purpose of the one-year Machine Tool Technology curriculum is to provide students with basic skills for entry into machining occupations. Students participating in the program spend time in study and operation of industrial equipment and tools used by machinists. This includes basic introduction to the setup and operation of CNC (Computer Numerical Controlled) lathes and milling machines. The program is designed to offer an introduction to metalworking occupations.

    Students are expected to maintain a minimum grade level of "C" on core curriculum classes to progress in the program.

    Program Outcomes
    At the completion of this program, students should be able to:

    • Demonstrate and/or describe safe work habits and environmental issues associated with modern manufacturing settings
    • Read, interpret and apply blueprints for the production and inspection of manufactured work pieces
    • Demonstrate the correct application and use of precision measuring equipment commonly found in a manufacturing setting
    • Plan and produce work pieces on a manual drill press to required blueprint specifications using common industry methods
    • Plan and produce work pieces on a manual engine lathe to required blueprint specifications using common industry methods
    • Plan and produce work pieces on a manual milling machine to required blueprint specifications using common industry methods
    • Demonstrate, explain and/or apply CNC program code and machine tools and software to produce work pieces to required blueprint specifications

    Admission is based on date of application and satisfactory completion of placement criteria. Application packets are available on our website at mhcc.edu/Integrated-Metals/. Once you have read the application packet, if you have questions, please call 503-491-7256.

    First Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    IMTL110 Machine Shop I Theory 3
    IMTL111 Machine Shop I Lab 3
    IMTL114 Blueprint Reading for the Metals Industry 3
    IMTL116 Introduction to Precision Measuring 3
    IMTL118 Machine Shop Math Applications 2
    Human Relations requirement 3-4
    Second Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    IMTL130 Machine Shop II Theory 3
    IMTL131 Machine Shop II Lab 3
    IMTL134 Metallurgy Theory 3
    IMTL135 Metallurgy Lab 1
    IMTL136 Introduction to CNC (Computer Numerical Control) Machining 3
    WR101 Workplace Communications or
    WR121 English Composition
    Third Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    IMTL150 Machine Shop III Theory 3
    IMTL151 Machine Shop III Lab 3
    IMTL153 CNC (Computer Numerical Control) Machining 4
    IMTL155 Industrial Safety 3
    MTH095 Intermediate Algebra with Right-Triangle Trigonometry (or higher) 5
    Total Credits 51-53

    See Associate of Applied Science degree requirements.

    Machine Tool Skill Building Lab

    Students desiring additional skill building in machine tool operation will have the opportunity to complete that skill building through the Machine Tool Applications Lab class.

    These lab exercises will be specifically provided to meet specific areas and skills in which the student needs additional practice. Those interested need to contact program advisers for information and assistance in enrolling in an applications lab.

    Fall, Winter, Spring
    MFGX11A/B/C Machine Tool Applications Lab..............1, 2, 3