Manufacturing Technology

Program Description

Computer-Aided Design Technology

The Computer Aided Design program prepares the student for employment in Mechanical, Architectural and Civil Design. Through the use of current CAD software, students will build their skill level beginning with two dimensional drawings and working their way up to three dimensional solid based modeling. With the majority of the work completed on the computer and a project in the area of student’s interest, this program ties the course to real world concepts. Career options include Architectural Drafter/Designer, Mechanical Drafter/ Designer and Civil Drafter/Designer.

Machine and Manufacturing Trades

The machining and manufacturing trades specialization offers classroom instruction and related lab work with hands-on activities in the use of machine tools and the operation of equipment found in manufacturing. Students work in the area of blueprint reading, computer numerical control (CNC), machining, general machining and maintenance, CAD and related mathematics. The program is designed to meet competency-based standards set by the industry. Attitude and quality of workmanship are stressed. Career options include entry level machinist, computer-numerical control operator, numerical tool and process technician, manufacturing engineering technician and manufacturing inspection technician.

Machining Technology

The Associate of Applied Science with the manufacturing technology major offers classroom instruction and related lab work with hands-on activities in the use of machine tools and the operation of equipment found in manufacturing. In the machining technology emphasis students learn to apply industrial knowledge and skills to plan and implement designs, operate manual mills and lathes, operate computer-aided machinery with CAD/CAM software and computer numerical controlled (CNC) machines. Students also develop the skills that enable them to read blueprints, apply appropriate mathematical concepts and understand the properties of metal and polymers. This course of study is designed to meet competency-based standards set by the manufacturing industry. With this degree, students will be qualified for the following employment opportunities: entry-level machinist, computer numerical control operator, numerical tool and process technician, manufacturing engineering technician and manufacturing inspection technician.

Welding Technology

The welding technology program is designed to provide training and opportunity to become proficient at SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, FCAW, OAW, OAC, PAC, CAC-A on plate, and Robotic Welding with state-of-the art welding instruction. This program offers classroom lecture and related lab work. Students study welding, cutting, layout, fabrication and technical math. Safety, attitude and quality of workmanship are stressed throughout this course. The welding certificate prepares students for entry-level placement in a wide range of jobs in the welding industry and is designed to meet competency based standards set by the American Welding Society. This program trains students to become certified AWS, API, ASME welders in the welding industry.

The welding technology AAS degree prepares students for advanced level placement in a wide range of jobs in the welding industry and is designed to meet competency based standards set by the American Welding Society.

Certificate programs are designed to be employment-directed for beginning level jobs. Students should check with a welding instructor/advisor about options for specialized employment training requiring a shorter period of training.

The Associate of Applied Science degree program includes many of the same technical courses as the technical certificate. Also included are machining and Computer Aided Design (CAD) courses that are essential for job advancement to more technical levels after employment.

Courses are designed to give students an adequate knowledge of metals, layout work and welding processes, along with an opportunity to gain hands-on skills and the related information needed to enter and progress in various welding occupations. Instruction and shop practice is offered in SMAW, GMAW, FCAW and GTAW of mild steel in all positions as well as pipe and specialty welding. Various cutting and fabrication methods are included. Students can arrange work experience as an elective part of the regular program after completing two semesters or more.

Contact Information

Office of Student Services
WCCC, Bishop B102
2508 Blichmann Avenue
970.255.2670

Machining/Manufacturing (MAMT)

MAMT 101 Introduction to Manufacturing2 Credits

The course is designed to give the student a broad overview of the world of manufacturing. The course will include people, materials, machines, design, organization, waste, quality, and other subjects which effect society and production of a product.

MAMT 102 Machining Fundamentals1 Credit

Concentrated unit dealing with speeds and feeds of machines, materials, tooling, tapping, boring, and manufacturing processes.

MAMT 105 Print Reading and Sketching2 Credits

Reading of blueprints and process sheets as used in industry, application of that information to various manufacturing processes.

MAMT 106 Geometric Tolerancing2 Credits

Identification, interpretation, and application of the blueprint symbols (referred to as Geometric Tolerancing symbols) in machining and inspection operations.

MAMT 110 Gauging and Measuring Tools1 Credit

Uses and techniques of inspection including micrometers, Vernier scales, instruments, hole gauges in surface plate work, finish of parts and overall inspection techniques.

Prerequisites: MAMT 106 or permission of instructor.

MAMT 115 Introduction to Machine Shop3 Credits

Safety procedures: using bench tools, layout tools, power saws, and taps; sharpening general purpose drills, grinding lathe bits; and identifying and operating basic machines such as the bench grinder, drill press, band saw, and others. One hour lecture and three hours laboratory per week.

MAMT 120 Machine Technology I4 Credits

Operation of engine lathes, milling machines and surface grinders. One hour lecture and five hours laboratory per week.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

MAMT 125 Machine Technology II4 Credits

Further development of skills acquired in MAMT 120. Emphasis will be placed on technical aspects of tooling and machining tolerances. One hour lecture and five hours laboratory per week.

MAMT 135 Job Shop Machining I3 Credits

Production of machined parts from a shop blueprint, writing process sheets, and estimating machine time. Machining of parts may involve one or more machine operations. Machine time, paperwork, inspection, and accuracy will be emphasized. One hour lecture and three hours laboratory per week.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

MAMT 145 Machine Maintenance2 Credits

Maintaining, lubricating, and repairing machinery including making gib adjustments, selecting and using proper lubricants and selecting or manufacturing parts of making repairs with emphasis on workmanship and inspection. One hour lecture, one and one-half hours laboratory per week.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

MAMT 148 CNC Applications3 Credits

Introduction to Computer Numerical Control programming basics, CAM software and tooling used in today's manufacturing CNC Milling machines and CNC lathes.

MAMT 150 Introduction to Numerical Control1 Credit

Numerical control/computerized numerical control machining, its advantages and how it operates. The course is designed as an informational unit for customized pre-employment training.

MAMT 170 Practical Applications3 Credits

Students will gain a working knowledge in manufacturing through Co-op, internship, work experience or required lab work in industrial study if outside work cannot be acquired.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

MAMT 196 Topics1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.

MAMT 207 Introduction to Statistical Process Control2 Credits

Introduction to the philosophical and economic bases for statistical process control and its use; mathematical and nonmathematical SPC techniques with emphasis on application.

MAMT 230 Machine Technology III4 Credits

Exploration of advanced machine operations including O.D. grinding, cutter tool grinding, gear cutting, indexing, and rotary table work with an emphasis on workmanship, accuracy, and inspection.

MAMT 240 Job Shop Machining II3 Credits

Comprehensive capstone course utilizing all the machine tools in the machining laboratory. Further development of writing process sheets, estimating machine time, and performing final inspections on finished projects. Development of prototypes and reverse-engineering concepts using CNC machine tools and 3D printers. Final design presentation and written report.

MAMT 250 Process Systems Technology2 Credits

Advanced concepts of the philosophical and economic bases for statistical process control and its uses; mathematical and non-mathematical SPC techniques with emphasis of application.

Corequisites: MAMT 250L.

MAMT 250L Process Systems Technology Laboratory2 Credits

Advanced concepts of the philosophical and economic bases for statistical process control and its uses; mathematical and non-mathematical SPC techniques with emphasis of application.

Corequisites: MAMT 250.

MAMT 251 CNC Machining I3 Credits

Exploration of computerized numerical control machining operations, including control of functions, programming format, CNC machining setup and operation.

MAMT 255 CNC Machining II3 Credits

Further development of concepts introduced in MAMT 251. Emphasis of advanced operations of CNC machine tools.

MAMT 260 Properties of Materials3 Credits

Exploration of the processes of smelting and refining various types of metals. Discussions and demonstrations on heat-treatment, hardness testing and molecular manipulation of metals.

MAMT 295 Independent Study1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 6 credit hours.

MAMT 296 Topics1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.

WELD 110 Shielded Metal Arc Welding4 Credits

Study and skill development of safe practices, welding theory, and principles of Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) equipment and process. SMAW fillet welds in all positions on plate.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

WELD 111 Shielded Metal Arc Welding 24 Credits

Study and skill development of safe practices, welding theory, and principles of Shielded Metal Arc Welding equipment and process. SMAW groove welds in all positions on plate. Pipe welding and stainless steel plate tests may be included.

Prerequisites: WELD 110.

WELD 114 Oxy-Fuel Welding & Brazing2 Credits

Study and skill development of safe practices, welding theory, and principles of Oxy-Fuel equipment and process. Oxy-Fuel groove and fillet welding and braze welding will be included.

WELD 117 Oxy-Fuel and Plasma Arc Cutting2 Credits

Study and skill development of safe practices, theory, and principles of cutting equipment used in fabrication. Oxy-Acetylene Cutting (OAC), Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC), and other cutting processes applied to sheet metal, plate, piping, and other materials. Other uses of power tools and hand tools to be included.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

WELD 133 Fabrication & Blueprints for Welders4 Credits

Study and skill development of metal fabrication methods. Lecture and laboratory. Measuring tools and techniques, welding shop mathematics, blueprint reading, welding symbols, sheet metal and steel plate fabrication project layout methods applied. Basic blacksmithing techniques and ornamental iron layout included. Structural and pipe connection layout methods introduced.

WELD 151 Introduction to Welding3 Credits

Introduction to welding. Safe practices, theory, principles, and use of welding and cutting equipment. Oxy/Fuel, Plasma Arc Cutting, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding, Flux Cored Arc Welding with sheet metal and carbon steel plate in most positions. Gas Tungsten Arc Welding may be included.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

WELD 196 Topics:1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.

WELD 201 Gas Metal Arc Welding4 Credits

Study and skill development of safe practices, welding theory, and principles of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) equipment and process. GMAW fillet and groove welds with short circuit transfer and axial spray transfer will be included. GMAW pulse, aluminum, and stainless steel may be included.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

WELD 203 Flux Cored Arc Welding4 Credits

Study and skill development of safe practices, welding theory, and principles of Flux Cored Arc Welding equipment and process. FCAW fillet and groove welds with self-shielded and gas-shielded processes will be covered.

WELD 230 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding4 Credits

Study and skill development of Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW/TIG). Lecture and laboratory. Safe practices, theory, principles and use of GTAW equipment. GTAW with sheet metal and carbon steel plate in most positions. Also, GTAW stainless steel and aluminum sheet metal in most positions. A.W.S. testing.

WELD 240 Pipe Welding4 Credits

Study and skill development of safe practices, welding theory, and principles of pipe welding using SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, and GTAW processes. AWS, API, and ASME weld procedures will be examined.

Prerequisites: WELD 111, WELD 203, and WELD 230

WELD 261 Testing and Inspection3 Credits

Advanced classroom course on testing and weld inspection. Destructive and non-destructive weld testing methods applied. AWS bridge and structural codes, API cross country pipe welding codes, ASME pressure vessel and pressure piping codes. (On demand)

WELD 270 Practical Applications3 Credits

Exploration of a welding project course. Classroom discussions and directions with laboratory objectives. This class gives welding students the opportunity to apply techniques and knowledge gained from previous welding courses. With the guidance and advice of the instructor, students will fabricate a welding project of their choice.

WELD 275 Automation4 Credits

Study and skill development of safe practices, welding theory, and principles of robotic welding and CNC plasma cutting equipment and processes. Basic programming, setup, and systems integration will be included. Other automation equipment and processes may be included.

Prerequisites: WELD 117 and WELD 201.

WELD 295 Independent Study1 or 2 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 6 credit hours.

WELD 296 Topics:1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.

WELD 299 Internship1-14 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 6 credit hours.