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Machine Tool Technician

32-420-1 Technical Diploma (TD) 61 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

Machinists make up the majority of workers in the metalworking trades, and create parts for machinery, transportation, printing and paper companies. Your work will involve setting up the machines, operating the controls and checking the accuracy of the work. You’ll learn how to shape metal parts to precise dimensions, and will gain skills using a variety of hand and electric tools including lathes, milling machines, grinders, drill presses and saws.

COURSE LIST

*Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.

Occupational Specific (52 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
Measurement & Benchwork 1
32-420-331
3
Builds a foundation for subsequent training in machining, industrial maintenance or other industrial areas requiring correct and accurate use of hand tools and precision measuring instruments in a safe manner. Prepares students for entry-level machine operator or maintenance machinist position in an industrial plant.
Prereq: ACCPL Arithmetic >= 65 OR ACT Math >= 18 OR Math for the Trades (31804307) with a C or better OR Program Prep and ACCPL Reading >= 54 OR ACT Read >= 18 OR Program Prep
Measurement & Benchwork 2
32-420-332
3
Continues to build a foundation for subsequent training in machining, industrial maintenance or other industrial areas requiring correct and accurate use of hand tools and precision measuring instruments in a safe manner. Prepares students for entry-level machine operator or maintenance machinist positions in an industrial plant.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 OR ACT (Read) >= 18 OR Program Prep; ACCPL Arithmetic >= 65 OR ACT (Math) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Math for the Trades (31804307) with a C or better; Coreq: Measurement & Benchwork 1 (32420331) or instructor consent
Engine Lathe 1
32-420-333
3
Introduces aspiring machinists or maintenance mechanics to the basic operations and safety practices associated with the engine lathe. Prepares students for entry-level machine operator or maintenance machinist positions in an industrial plant.
Prereq: ACCPL Read >= 54 & Arithmetic >= 65 OR ACT (Read) >= 18 & ACT (Math) >= 18 OR Program Prep; Coreq: Measurement & Benchwork 2 (32420332)
Engine Lathe 2
32-420-334
3
Continues to introduce aspiring machinists or maintenance mechanics to the basic operations and safety practices associated with the engine lathe. Prepares students for entry-level machine operator or maintenance machinist positions in an industrial plant.
Prereq: ACCPL Read >= 54 & Arithmetic >= 65 OR ACT (Read) >= 18 & ACT (Math) >= 18 OR Program Prep; Coreq: Engine Lathe 1 (32420333) or instructor consent
Blueprint Reading, Basic-MTO
32-420-350
1
Focuses on the interpretation of machine drawings. Students study isometric and orthographic views on drawing and develop simple working drawings. Topics include dimensions, internal and external threads, holes, bores, fillets, radii, surfaces, planes, metric and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.
Manual Milling Machines 1
32-420-335
3
Introduces aspiring machinists or maintenance mechanics to the basic operations and safety practices associated with the manual milling machine. Prepares students for entry-level machine operator or maintenance machinist positions in an industrial plant.
Prereq: ACCPL Arithmetic >= 65 OR ACT (Math) >= 18 OR Program Prep; Coreq: Engine Lathe 2 (32420334) or instructor consent
Manual Milling Machines 2
32-420-336
3
Continues to introduce aspiring machinists or maintenance mechanics to the basic operations and safety practices associated with the manual milling machine. Prepares students for entry-level machine operator or maintenance machinist positions in an industrial plant.
Prereq: ACCPL Arithmetic >= 65 OR ACT (Math) >= 18 OR Program Prep; Coreq: Manual Milling Machines 1 (32420335) or instructor consent
Manual Machine Tools, Adv. 1
32-420-337
3
Introduces aspiring machinist or maintenance mechanics to advanced manual machining practices. Prepares students for entry-level machine operator or maintenance machinist positions in an industrial plant.
Coreq: Manual Milling Machines 2; Measurement & Benchwork 1 and 2; Engine Lathe 1 and 2; Manual Milling Machines 1; Math for the Trades; Blueprint Reading or instructor consent
Manual Machine Tools, Adv. 2
32-420-338
3
Continues to introduce aspiring machinists or maintenance mechanics to advanced manual machining practices. Prepares students for entry-level machine operator or maintenance machinist positions in an industrial plant.
Coreq: Manual Machine Tools, Adv. 1; Measurement & Benchwork 1 and 2; Engine Lathe 1 and 2; Manual Milling Machines 1 and 2; Math for the Trades; Blueprint Reading or instructor consent
Blueprint Reading, Adv-MTO
32-420-353
1
Covers advanced print reading including geometric dimensioning & tolerancing, welding, and assembly prints.
Coreq: Completion of Blueprint Reading, Basic MTO (32420350), with a grade of C or better
Related Welding
10-442-120
1
Prepares students with the common techniques and procedures for SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, and FCAW welding in a repair or machine shop environment. Topics include welding metal, cutting metal with plasma and oxy-fuel, and metal identification. Laboratory activities will provide the student with hands-on practice.
Manufacturing Techniques, Cold
32-420-314
1
Focuses on the manufacturing processes not necessarily done in a machine shop and covers techniques performed on materials in a cold state. Topics include cold-working metals, metal stamping and forming in presses, recent techniques in metalworking, and polishing and finishing of metal surfaces.
Grinding Processes 1
32-420-339
3
Introduces aspiring machinists or maintenance mechanics to precision grinding machines. Prepares students for entry-level machine operator or maintenance machinist positions in an industrial plant.
Coreq: Manual Machine Tools, Adv. 2; Measurement & Benchwork 1 and 2; Engine Lathe 1 and 2; Manual Milling Machines 1 and 2; Manual Machine Tools, Adv. 1; Math for the Trades; Blueprint Reading or instructor consent
Introduction to Numerical Control - MTO
32-420-354
3
Upgrades the skills of established machinists. Prepares students to become a higher level machine operator or machinist in an industrial plant.
Coreq: Grinding Proc 1; Measure & Benchwork 1 and 2; Engine Lathe 1 and 2; Manual Milling Machines 1 and 2, Manual Machine Tool, Adv. 1 and 2; Math for the Trades; Blueprint Reading Basic and Adv. or instructor consent
CNC M/G Code 1
32-420-341
3
Upgrades the skills of established machinists. Prepares students to become a higher level machine operator or machinist in an industrial plant.
Coreq: Intro to NC-MTO; Measurement & Benchwork 1 and 2; Engine Lathe 1 and 2; Manual Milling Machines 1 and 2; Manual Machine Tools, Adv. 1 & 2; Grinding Proc. 1; Math for the Trades; Blueprint Reading, Adv or instructor consent
CNC M/G Code 2
32-420-342
3
Continues to upgrade the skills of established machinists. Prepares students to become a higher level machine operator or machinist in an industrial plant.
Coreq: CNC M/G Code 1; Measurement & Benchwork 1 and 2; Engine Lathe 1 and 2; Manual Milling Machines 1 and 2; Manual Machine Tools, Adv. 1 and 2; Grinding Proc. 1; Intro to NC - MTO; Math for the Trades; Blueprint Reading or instructor consent
CNC, Advanced 1
32-420-343
3
Upgrades the skills of established machinists. Prepares students to become a higher level machine operator or machinist in an industrial plant.
Coreq: CNC M/G Code 2; Measure & Benchwork 1 & 2; Engine Lathe 1 & 2; Manual Milling Mach 1 & 2; Manual Mach Tools, Adv. 1 & 2; Grinding Proc. 1; Intro to NC-MTO; CNC M/G Code 1; Math for the Trades; Blueprint Reading or instructor consent
CNC, Advanced 2
32-420-344
3
Continues to upgrade the skills of established machinists. Prepares students to become a higher level machine operator or machinist in an industrial plant.
Coreq: CNC, Advanced 1; Measure & Benchwork 1 & 2; Engine Lathe 1 & 2; Manual Milling Mach 1 & 2; Manual Mach Tools, Adv. 1 & 2; Grinding Proc. 1; Intro to NC-MTO; CNC M/G Code 1 & 2; Math for the Trades; Blueprint Reading or instructor consent
CAM Programming & Toolmaking 1
32-420-345
3
Covers the basics of MasterCAM Mill and Lathe with the emphasis on producing Tool path. Tool making design and economics is also emphasized in this course.
Coreq: CNC, Adv. 2; Measure & Benchwork 1 & 2; Engine Lathe 1 & 2; Manual Milling Mach 1 & 2; Manual Mach Tools, Adv. 1 & 2; Grinding Proc. 1; Intro to NC; CNC M/G Code 1 & 2; CNC, Adv. 1; Math for the Trades; Blueprint Reading or instructor consent
CAM Programming & Toolmaking 2
32-420-346
3
Continues to cover the basics of MasterCAM Mill and Lathe with the emphasis on producing Tool path. Tool making design and economics is also emphasized in this course.
Coreq: CAM Prog & Toolmaking 1; Measure & Benchwork 1&2; Engine Lathe 1&2; Manual Milling Mach 1&2; Manual Mach Tools, Adv. 1&2; Grinding Proc. 1; Intro to NC; CNC M/G Code 1&2; CNC, Adv. 1&2; Math for the Trades; Blueprint Reading or instructor consent

Occupational Supportive (9 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
Math for the Trades
31-804-307
2
Focuses on the math skills needed for various trades. Topics include arithmetic fundamentals, percent and proportion applications, the metric system, conversions, practical geometry, measurement applications, signed numbers and formula evaluation. Micrometer, equation solving and standard rule measurement units are included as needed. Scientific calculator use is introduced as needed.
Human Relations
31-809-300
2
Explores practical applications of issues in psychology and human behavior that affect a person's daily life. The objective is to enhance the student's quality of life by developing an awareness of the connection between his/her personal life and work life. This course is intended for technical diploma students.
Metallurgy, MTO
32-420-351
1
Introduces the science of metals and alloys. The crystalline structure and microstructure of metals and their effect on the properties of metals are studied. Prime consideration is given to heat treatment operations dealing with ferrous metals.
Communication, Applied
31-801-318
2
Focuses on technical vocabulary, business writing, job search strategies, interpersonal communication and oral presentation skills through individual and group activities. It is recommended that the student have basic computer skills, an ACCUPLACER Reading score of 54 or greater and an ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills score of 83 or greater or completion of equivalent Program Prep courses. Personal/professional development students who have not taken the ACCUPLACER test need to consult with their instructor during the first class.
CAD/CAM-Machine Tool
32-420-352
2
Includes the fundamentals of drafting through the use of sketches on grid paper. In addition, the student will also be introduced to commands and CAD/CAM techniques using Mastercam. Mastercam is a CAD/CAM system that is used in industry.
Prereq: Blueprint Reading, Adv - MTO (32420353)

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