Machine Tool Technology / CNC
Explores advanced precision machining skills utilizing computer numerical controlled (CNC) machining and turning centers, and CAD/CAM software. Course work introduces a variety of metals, usage of various types of cutting tools, precision measuring tools, manual lathes, vertical milling machines, surface grinders, and other shop equipment. Classes are conducted in real world laboratory settings using state-of-the-art equipment.
- Develop knowledge of career opportunities and demonstrate the requisite entry level machining and measurement skills for the manufacturing industry.
- Practice safe work habits in an industrial manufacturing environment.
- Create a basic or complex part on non-computerized industry standard machining and turning equipment.
- Create complete complex parts on computer controlled machining centers.
- Create complete complex parts on computer controlled turning centers.
- Utilize quality control concepts to identify root cause part discrepancies.
- Utilize appropriate technology to solve complex problems through critical analysis in the machining environment.
- Synthesize information using numerical control software to complete three-dimensional parts on computer controlled milling and turning centers.
All students receiving an Associate Degree are required to meet Degree-Specific Requirements AND General Education Requirements. Courses listed in the Required Core and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Degree-Specific and General Education Requirements. Developmental courses (those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.
Attention: It is the student's responsibility to review the entire program form before making course selections for registration purposes. The College recommends that students meet with an advisor or counselor well in advance of registration deadlines and before making course selections.
The following courses are required in this program and satisfy HFC’s General Education Outcomes for this program. Students who change their program will need to confirm in advance that they are completing all required courses for their specific program of study, including additional General Education courses. All Associate in Applied Science degrees require at least 15 credits total, including at least three credit hours from each of the five areas below. For this program:
Civil Society & Culture: Complete one of the following:
- EDU-260: History and Civics in Elementary Schools
- GEOG-132: World Regional Geography
- HIST-151: American History I
- HIST-152: American History II
- POLS-101: American Government: Democratic & Engagement
- POLS-131: Introduction to American Government and Political Science
- POLS-152: International Relations
- POLS-200: Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies
- SOC-131: Introduction to Sociology
- SOC-152: Women, Men, & Society
- SOC-251: Ethnic and Racial Diversity
- WR-131: Religious Traditions in the World
Communication: Complete one of the following:
Computer Technology: Complete one of the following:
Critical Thinking & Information Literacy: Complete one of the following:
Quantitative Literacy: Complete one of the following:
- AUTO-135: Mathematics for the Technician
- BMA-110: Business Math
- CHEM-131: Principles of Chemistry
- ENGR-232: Statics
- MATH-100: Basic Technical Mathematics
- MATH-101: Mathematics for Health Careers
- MATH-103: Technical Mathematics
- MATH-104: Mathematics for Food Service Careers
- MATH-1091, MATH-1092, MATH-1093, and MATH-1094, OR MATH-110: Intermediate Algebra
- MATH-112: Trigonometry
- MATH-115: College Algebra
- MATH-121: Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I
- MATH-131: Mathematics for the Modern World
- MATH-141: Introduction to Statistics
- MATH-150: Finite Mathematics
- MATH-153: Calculus for Business, Life Science, and Social Sciences
- MATH-175: Precalculus
- MATH-180: Calculus I
- MATH-183: Calculus II
- MATH-221: Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II
- MATH-225: Mathematics for Elementary Teachers III
- MATH-280: Calculus III
- MATH-283: Linear Algebra
- MATH-289: Differential Equations
- TAMA-120: Industrial Applications of Algebraic Principles
NOTE: For this program, General Education minimum credits: 15
Fulfill the Required Core, Required Support, and/or Elective Courses for this program.
Required Core Courses
Required Support Courses
Requirements are Subject to Change
- Davenport University
- Eastern Michigan University
- Ferris State University
- Lawrence Technological University
- Siena Heights University
- University of Michigan - Dearborn
- Automation and Control Technician
- CNC Set-up Technician
- Engineering Technician
- Quality Controller
- Laboratory Technician
- Tool Analyst
- Pre-production Planner
- Plastic R & D Technician
- Sales & Service Engineer
- Process Engineer
- Test Technician