• Integrated Metals Program Details


  • Thank you for your interest in the Integrated Metals program at Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC).

    Program Options: The Integrated Metals program has three program options as listed below. Applicants must designate which option they are pursuing when applying. The application process is the same for all three options.

    The degree and certificate option(s) awarded with completion of required coursework include:

    • Integrated Metals – Associate of Applied Science Degree
    • Machine Tool Technology – Associate of Applied Science Degree
    • Machine Tool Operator Certificate

    Also available is the Welding Technology certificate and a nine-course Certified Welder Evening Certificate program, see https://catalog.mhcc.edu/programs-majors/integrated-metals-welding-machine-tool-technologies-degree/.

    Integrated Metals Degree: The purpose of the Integrated Metals Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree is to prepare students to confidently enter the machine tool and welding technologies workforce. Students in this program will receive instruction during daytime hours in precision measurement, material layout, blueprint reading, machine tool and welding machinery setup and operation. Manual and CNC (computer numerical controlled) aspects of machine tool, welding and cutting technologies will be explored. Participants will be introduced to the basic concepts of CAD/CAM (computer assisted design/computer assisted manufacturing) processes as relevant to metals manufacturing. Integrated Metals students are expected to maintain a minimum grade level of "C" on core curriculum classes to progress in the program. Those interested in pursuing a degree in Integrated Metals should contact a program adviser for assistance in planning their program of instruction.

    Machine Tool Technology Degree: The purpose of the two-year Machine Tool Technology curriculum is to prepare students for entry into machining occupations. Students participating in the program will spend considerable time in study and actual operation of industrial equipment and tools used by machinists. This includes emphasis on the setup and operation of CNC (computer numerical controlled) lathes and milling machines. Students will also be introduced to CAD/CAM (computer assisted design/computer assisted manufacturing) software and its applications. The program is designed to offer a broad background of experiences in the metalworking occupations. Students are expected to have a set of machinist tools. They are expected to maintain a minimum grade level of "C" on core curriculum classes to progress in the program.

    Machine Tool Operator Certificate: The Machine Tool Operator Certificate is an option in the Integrated Metals programs that will provide the student with the basic skill sets necessary for basic entry level positions in a manufacturing company. The program is designed to provide the basic introduction to metal removal using manual machining processes such as milling, turning (lathe), drill press, as well as surface and cylindrical grinding. There is also instruction in basic measurement and blueprint reading. The student will have a basic introduction to CNC machining. Students are expected to have a set of machinist tools. They are expected to maintain a minimum grade level of "C" on core curriculum classes to progress in the program.

    Program Outline

    Program Start: The programs begin fall term each year. However, entry into the Integrated Metals degree program may be permissible by program advisers on other terms based on individual qualifications, completion of admission criteria and space available in the Welding program. Students need to also be aware that entry during a later term may delay program completion by one or more terms. All programs are limited-entry. Students must apply and be accepted into the program to have their major changed to one of the Integrated Metals program options.

    Program Enrollment: Integrated Metals and Machine Tool Technology options combined accept 36 new students into the program each year. Once the programs are full, an alternate list will be established. Up to 15 applicants may be placed onto the alternate list.

    Schedule of Classes: Most of the program classes are scheduled during the traditional school day, fall term through spring term. However, there are options for students desiring to attend evening classes to complete some of the core requirements in either an evening or weekend format. Scheduling of classes in these non-traditional times will be dependent on student demand, so the class schedule for each term should be watched for sections in these non-traditional times. Required general education courses may be able to be completed during the evenings and/or summer term, depending on class offerings. Please see the MHCC schedule of classes on the web open-entry evening courses in Integrated Metals and Machine Tool Technology. Students choosing to do this should check with the Financial Aid office to make sure it doesn't affect their financial aid eligibility in their final term.

    Length of Program: Depending on the program option, the actual length of study may be 4 terms to 2-½ years or 3 years as some students may take longer to complete their general education requirements.

    Program Options Duration
    Integrated Metals – Associate of Applied Science Degree 6 terms
    Machine Tool Technology – Associate of Applied Science Degree 6 terms
    Machine Tool Operator Certificate 3 terms

    Proposed Program Curriculum: The current curriculum may be viewed from the links provided below for each program option. Course requirements for each program option are subject to change each academic year. The official curriculum will be published in the 2019-2020 College Catalog.

    Integrated Metals – Associate of Applied Science Degree
    Machine Tool Technology – Associate of Applied Science Degree
    Machine Tool Operator Certificate

    Average Number of Graduates Per Year: 15-25 students

    Transfer Options: Some students transfer to Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) in either the Manufacturing Engineering or Industrial Management programs. Selected courses transfer to the Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology program through a formal articulation agreement with OIT. Other options include courses being accepted by OIT on a course-by-course basis depending on the degree sought. If this is your desire, check with program advisors early in the first term of your study at MHCC so you may be better served in preparing for transfer to OIT.

    REQUIRED TOOL LIST for INTEGRATED METALS and MACHINE TOOL TECHNOLOGY

    The following tools are required for training in both the Integrated Metals and Machine Tool Technology options. Note that students seeking the Integrated Metals degree option will also be required to have the tools for welding listed on this page. The tools on this list represent a basic job entry requirement, some jobs may require more but few require less. Please wait for the vendor list that will be available the first day of lab classes and CONSULT with your instructor BEFORE YOU BUY ANY ITEM ON THIS LIST. Tools will not be required until safety tests and lab orientation is completed.

    We encourage students to buy quality precision tools that should last a lifetime, anything less may not satisfy accuracy requirements or have a short life expectancy. Our advisory committee strongly suggests students have their own tools and learn to care for them properly.

    Highlighted fields are the required tools for the program. If you wish to purchase additional tools as the program progresses, the second list contains recommendations.

    Buy One Of Each Item Listed Below These Are The Acceptable Brands With ID Numbers
    Safety Glasses Any ANSI Z87.1 (Pro Safe Z12 ie)
    Lock Any
    Hex Key Inch to 3/8"
    (Long Handle)
    Eklind (10213)
    Bondhus (12137)
    Allen (56081)
    Hex Key Metric to 10mm
    (Long Handle)
    Eklind (10609)
    Bondhus (12199)
    Allen (56149)
    Steel Rule Flexible 6"16R Mitutoyo (182 201)
    Starrett (51374)
    SPI (69745982*)
    Combination Square Set
    (4 piece)
    Starrett (50042)
    Prick Punch ¼" Proto (J441-4)
    Armstrong (70-251)
    Starrett (816A)
    Center Punch 5/16th Proto (J413-8)
    Armstrong (70-235)
    Starrett (117D)
    Scribe General (88CM)
    ½" Square HSS Tool Bit (3) Any (Interstate 02603322* ie)
    Caliper .001 Grad. 6 inch
    Digital
    Digital

    Mitutoyo (500-752-10)
    Mitutoyo (500-196-20)
    Magnetic Base SPI (14-238-0)
    Noga (MG10533)
    File 12" Mill Bastard w/handle Nicholson (21842HN)
    File Card w/Brush Lutz (20020)
    RH Brazed Carbide Lathe Made in USA (72660327*)
    Edge Finder ⅜"
    Shank .2000" Tip
    Any Cheap
    (Import 06499636* ie)
    Wire Brush Weiler (9501398473)
    Triangle File Nicholson (15958NN)
    Blue Towels Scott
    Sharpie Black
    Carbide Threading Tool Made in USA (72667322)
    Screw Pitch Gage SPI (76416569*)Import (84395755*)
    Screwdriver ¼"
    Straight Blade
    Any (Stanley 66-164 ie)
    Torx Keys Bondhus (34445)
    Fishtail Gage SPI (81885840*
    Import (MGC0038)
    Micrometer 0-1" .0001
    Grad. Carbide Faces
    Mitutoyo (103-260)
    Mitutoyo (103-135)
    Starrett (67997)
    Starrett (67999)
    Micrometer 1-2" .0001
    Grad. Carbide Faces
    Mitutoyo (103-262)
    Mitutoyo (103-136)
    Starrett (68005)
    Starrett (68007)
    Dial Indicator 0-1"
    Range .001 Grad.
    SPI (24-300-6)
    Import (76450071*)
    Tool Box

    Any (Kennedy 526 ie)
    Any (Waterloo PP-2314BK ie)

    REQUIRED TOOL LIST for INTEGRATED METALS DEGREE OPTION for students following the WELDING TECHNOLOGY TRACK in YEAR 2

    The following tools are required for training in the Welding Technology Certificate program. They are available at any welding supply store, but are quite specific with regard to style, configuration and quality. Correction pen, 3-ring binder, steel-toed boots and some of the safety clothing is available at department stores or uniform shops. Equipment for WLD116 General Welding and other single classes is not as extensive, is the subject of a separate list and will be covered the first day of class. Please wait for orientation in the first week and consult with your instructor BEFORE YOU BUY ANY ITEM ON THIS LIST!

    The Tool Costs Are Approximate And Are Subject To Change Without Notice.

    Item No. Qty Description Price Each Amount
    PRS 1328 1 GTAW Tig Gloves 8.00 $8.00
    PRS 403327E3 2 3/32 2% EWG Tungsten ( 10 Pak) 22.75 $45.50
    PRS 41v24 1 Long Back cap 0.95 $0.95
    PRS 13N23 4 3/32 Collets 0.37 $1.48
    PRS 13N28 2 3/32 Collet Bodies 0.81 $1.62
    PRS 13N10 1 #6 Cup 0.40 $0.40
    PRS 13N11 1 # 7 Cup 0.40 $0.40
    PRS 13N12 1 #8 Cup 0.40 $0.40
    PRS 45V44 2 3/32 Gas Lens Collet Body 2.65 $5.30
    PRS 53N61 1 #7 Gas Lens Nozzle 0.48 $0.48
    PRS 53N61S 1 #8 Gas Lens Nozzle 0.48 $0.48
    PRS 53053 4 SS Toothbrush/wood handle 1.20 $4.80
    MIL 229895 1 Metal Thickness Gauge 4.50 $4.50
    KRO K32A 1 Welding Cap Kromer 6.75 $6.75
    MAS 175D 1 Masterlock Padlock Combo 15.50 $15.50
    STN 54-032 1 2 lb Ball Peen Hammer 16.68 $16.68
    PRS 66001 1 Burning Goggles/lift front 8.50 $8.50
    PRS 61501 1 ProStar Auto Darkening Helmet 9-13 Variable 99.15 $99.15
    PRS 64265 12 4-1/2 X 5-1/4 Cover Lens 0.86 $10.32
    PRS 3830L 1 Leather Welding Jacket add 4.00-2XL/9.00-3XL 56.50 $56.50
    AMT 12L3 1 12LC Vise Grip 16.67 $16.67
    AMT 19 1 11-R Vise Grip 16.50 $16.50
    PRS 57000 1 Slag Hammer 4.50 $4.50
    PRS 66207 1 Safety Glasses 4.00 $4.00
    WYP STD 1 Wypo Tip Cleaner 2.25 $2.25
    PRS 57012 1 Single Flint Striker 1.25 $1.25
    PRS 53134 1 Steel Wire Brush 2.25 $2.25
    TIL 1524 1 Work Gloves 4.25 $4.25
    PRS 51000 12 4-1/2" X 1/4 Grinding Wheels 1.70 $20.40
    RGU 705411 1 Real Gear 4-1/2" Angle Grinder 40.99 $40.99
    PRS 53014 2 4" Stringer Bead Knotted Wire Wheel 7.50 $15.00
    RGU 600050 1 Welder Pliers 12.49 $12.49
    PRS 71500 1 Tool/Helmet Bag 19.95 $19.95
    HLE LL1 1 Laser Lite Ear Plug (200 bx) 22.66 $22.66
    TIL 4348 1 Tillman Leather Bibs 30.50 $30.50
    EMP 7526 1 25' Tape Measure 7.50 $7.50
    RGU 600110 1 10" Adj. Wrench 11.99 $11.99
    TIL 550 1 Aluminized Hand Pad 5.00 $5.00
    EKL 25911 1 Hex Key Set 9pc Fold 6.50 $6.50
    TIL 1010B 1 Tillman Leather Weld Gloves 7.25 $7.25
    PRS 58017 1 Flat Soapstone w/holder 1.35 $1.35
    HWE MWFG 1 Fillet Weld Gauges 15.00 $15.00
    EMP 240 1 Combination Square 8.50 $8.50
    CAR R01BLK 1 Carhartt Bib Overall 45.00 $45.00
    Liquid Paper Correction Pen Not quoted
    Steel-toed Boots Not quoted
    3-Ring Binder Not quoted
    Total $609.46

    Estimated Program Costs

    The estimated program costs are subject to change without notice. They are listed only as a guide for your financial planning. The costs listed reflect tuition but not the other costs associated with required general or related electives for the Integrated Metals degree/certificate.

    Tuition is as of Winter 2019 and subject to change without notice. To view the current tuition rate, please see the Tuition/Fee Rate Table at mhcc.edu/tuition.

    All costs may vary. Books and lab fees may change depending on selected course and section. Tool cost may change depending on supplier.

    Programs Items Cost

    Integrated Metals, 2-year AAS Degree
    Two Year Estimated Cost
    (6 Terms)

    College Service Fee $294.00
    Access Fee $234.00
    Tuition

    $11,291.25

    Books

    $1,740.00

    Lab Fees

    $705.00

    Tools

    $1,659.46

    TOTAL $15,923.71

    Machine Tool Technology, 2-year AAS Degree
    Two Year Estimated Cost
    (6 Terms)

    College Service Fee $294.00
    Access Fee $234.00
    Tuition $11,174.00
    Books $1,550.00
    Lab Fees $610.00
    Tools $1,050.00
    TOTAL $14,912.00

    Machine Tool Operator Certificate
    One Year Cost
    (3 Terms)

    College Service Fee $147.00
    Access Fee $117.00
    Tuition $6,025.25
    Books $975.00
    Lab Fees $325.00
    Tools $1,050.00
    TOTAL $8,639.25
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