At the heart of our mechanized world is the Precision Manufacturing industry requiring skilled technicians to carry out new ideas and plans in the production of all types of manufactured parts. Many of these skilled technicians can earn more than $50,000 a year.
Precision Manufacturing students receive applied training in basic concepts of machine tool processes during the first year.
In the second year, students will receive training in such specialized areas as production machining and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), Computer Numerical Control (CNC) programming, setup and operation.
Employment opportunities include CNC specialists, mold makers, technical support technicians, field service representatives, and general machinists.
In addition to the general admission requirements, applicants should be aware of the following criteria:
- A minimum of high school Algebra I is recommended.
- Good skills in written English are required.
- Other high school courses such as physics and computer programming are recommended.
- It is recommended that senior students purchase a basic machinist tool kit.
Technical Standards: Please refer to Technical Standards section for details regarding this program.
Upon the completion of the degree in Precision Manufacturing, the graduate will be able to:
- Analyze and interpret drawings using ANSI Y 14.5M (2009) standards of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GDT) to plan, program and produce complex machined parts to specifications using CNC and manual machines.
- Work collaboratively to produce a quantity of precision assemblies in an accurate and timely fashion, using CAD/ CAM software, writing G and M code programs, planning the project sequence, producing parts within tolerances and inspecting parts for conformance as part of the capstone experience.
- Use Statistical Process Control, lean manufacturing techniques, ANSI and ISO standards, material safety data sheets, and responsible environmental procedures to safely manage production of machined and fabricated products.
- Communicate technical and procedural instructions clearly in verbal, written, graphic and electronic formats.
- Diagnose and solve machining and production problems using appropriate technical resources in a logical, systematic fashion.
- Demonstrate appropriate interpersonal interactions, conscientious work habits, personal effectiveness, professional conduct, organizational skills and creative problem-solving to enhance job acquisition, retention and advancement.
In addition, the graduate will be able to demonstrate competency in the general education outcomes.