Manufacturing Technology

Technology and Health Division
Certificate T0918

The Certificate in Manufacturing Technology is designed to prepare the student for entrance into the manufacturing field in one of the machining occupations such as manual and computer numerical control (CNC) machinists, machinery technicians, or machinist apprentices, computer aided design (CAD) operators, draftsmen, or design engineers, and computer aided manufacturing (CAM) machine programmers. This program provides students with a broad foundation in common manufacturing processes such as injection molding, vacuum forming, sheet metal, casting processes, and laser cutting. Graduates may enter the manufacturing field in areas dealing with production, research and development, tool and die construction, mold making, or computerized manufacturing. Laboratory practice utilizes industrial types of equipment and precision measuring instruments to provide training in the various machining occupations. This certificate covers setup and tooling procedures and part certification upon completion of the metal removing process. It includes instruction on industry-based CAD and CAM methodologies and all types of lathes, mills, grinders, and specialized equipment such as CNC. Supplementary instruction is also provided in mechanical literacy, bench work, layout, inspection process, blueprint reading, metal composition, heat treatment, assembly procedures, jig and fixture design, and construction.  

Required Courses

MFG 110Introduction to CAD 4
MFG 120CAD for Manufacturing 4
MFG 130Manufacturing Processes and Materials 3
MFG 140Shop Practices 3
MFG 150Manual Machining I 3
MFG 155Manual Machining II 2
MFG 160Introduction to Mechanical Principles 3
MFG 210Advanced CAD 3
MFG 220Computer Aided Manufacturing II 3
MFG 250Introduction to CNC Programming 3
MFG 260Intermediate CNC 3
Three (3) units of Work Experience3
Engineering Design Technology Work Experience
Total Units37

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Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:

  • Be technically competent
  • Be employed or seeking employment in the field or a related field
  • Demonstrate ability to create a CAD model, 2D print or fabricate a part from a 2D print using manual or CNC methods

Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

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