2016-17 Course Catalog - 64
The General Machine certificate program offers a broad training
experience that prepares individuals for entry-level employment
in the machining industry. Through a combination of classroom
study and assigned lab activities, students acquire essential
background information, develop trade skills, and become
familiar with production methods and standards common to
the industry. Within the lab setting, emphasis is on the practical
application of skills. Students will learn to operate a variety of
conventional machine tools and computer numerical control
(CNC) machines, interpret industrial drawings/blueprints, and
use precision measuring and inspection instruments.
Students enrolled in the certificate program may enroll in the
associate degree program upon completion of the certificate
program. Graduates of the General Machine certificate program
are employed as machine operators, machinists, CNC operators,
and quality control inspectors.
A graduate of this program will be able to do the following:
* Demonstrate safe work habits and be conscious of safety
when working with machinery.
specifications, and establish tolerances.
* Apply mathematics in machine tool technology (speeds,
feeds, thread measurement, sine bar, etc.)
* Operate basic machine tools and demonstrate knowledge of
their construction in relation to the metal industry.
* Operate abrasive cutting machinery; select and plan
machining operations on this equipment.
* Demonstrate skills in quality control, inspection, gauging
methods, and production control as they relate to
manufacturing design and production.
64 * Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
MODEL SCHEDULE FOR
MACH 106 Blueprint Reading and Related Math
MACH 112 Cutting Tools and Measurement
MACH 118 Lathe and Vertical Milling Machine I
MACH 123 Surface Grinding and Abrasive Machining I
MATH 126 Technical Math -orMATH 137 Intermediate Algebra
ENG 106 Composition I
MACH 158 Lathe and Vertical Milling Machine II
MACH 222 CAD/CAM 1
MACH 168 Machine Skills Lab
MACH 172 Computer Numerical Control I