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MACHINE TOOL TECHNOLOGY

DEGREE: Associate in Applied Science with a major in Machine Tool Technology

To provide students with skills to perform basic machine tool operations with manual and Computer Numerical Control equipment and prepare them for career opportunities as machinists, tool and die makers, and manufacturing technicians.

The Machine Tool Technology program is designed to teach manufacturing processes and methods using both manual and computer-controlled machine tools. Basic skills will be developed on a variety of machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, Wire EDM and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines.

Machinists perform some or all of the following tasks: -Study and draw blueprints or written plans of the part to be made -Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to make parts to specified tolerances -Fit and assemble parts to make a functional machine or tool -Measure work using micrometers, depth gauges and calipers -Program machines including Wire EDM, CNC Mill, and CNC Lathes.

Employment opportunites include machinist, tool inspector, and tool and die maker, methods technician, manufacturing process technician, quality and production control technician.

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTRANCE

Required Courses

High School: None
College: None

NOTE:  A grade of "C" or better is required for each prerequisite course.

Other Requirements

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Course Requirements


Course Class Lab Credit
MTT 211 Die Theory 3 0 3
MTT 250 Principles of CNC 3 0 3
6 0 6

General Education Courses


Course Class Lab Credit
ENG 160 Technical Communications 3 0 3
MAT 170 Algebra, Geometry, And Trigonometry I 3 0 3
XXX XXX Elective: Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 3
9 0 9

Required Major Core Courses


Course Class Lab Credit
MTT 105 Machine Tool Math Applications 3 0 3
MTT 111 Machine Tool Theory and Practice I 1 12 5
MTT 112 Machine Tool Theory and Practice II 1 12 5
MTT 113 Machine Tool Theory and Practice III 1 12 5
MTT 120 Machine Tool Print Reading 2 3 3
MTT 205 Tool & Die Math Applications 3 0 3
MTT 255 CNC Programming II 2 3 3
13 42 27

Other Hours Required for Graduation


Course Class Lab Credit
MTT 141 Metals & Heat Treatment 3 0 3
MTT 241 Jigs and Fixtures I 1 3 2
MTT 251 CNC Operations 2 3 3
MTT 252 CNC Setup and Operations 2 6 4
MTT 253 CNC Programming & Operations 0 9 3
MTT 254 CNC Programming I 0 9 3
PSY 103 Human Relations 3 0 3
XXX XXX Elective: General 3 0 3
14 30 24
Minimum Total Credit Hours:  66

SEMESTER CURRICULUM

NOTE: Students that have successfully completed the MTT diploma program will begin with semester 4.

SEMESTER 1 (Fall)


Course Class Lab Credit
ENG 160 Technical Communications 3 0 3
MTT 105 Machine Tool Math Applications 3 0 3
MTT 111 Machine Tool Theory and Practice I 1 12 5
MTT 120 Machine Tool Print Reading 2 3 3
9 15 14

SEMESTER 2 (Spring)


Course Class Lab Credit
MAT 170 Algebra, Geometry, And Trigonometry I 3 0 3
MTT 112 Machine Tool Theory and Practice II 1 12 5
MTT 141 Metals & Heat Treatment 3 0 3
MTT 241 Jigs and Fixtures I 1 3 2
8 15 13

SEMESTER 3 (Summer)


Course Class Lab Credit
MTT 113 Machine Tool Theory and Practice III 1 12 5
MTT 250 Principles of CNC 3 0 3
PSY 103 Human Relations 3 0 3
XXX XXX Elective: General 3 0 3
10 12 14

SEMESTER 4 (Fall)


Course Class Lab Credit
MTT 205 Tool & Die Math Applications 3 0 3
MTT 211 Die Theory 3 0 3
MTT 251 CNC Operations 2 3 3
MTT 253 CNC Programming & Operations 0 9 3
8 12 12

SEMESTER 5 (Spring)


Course Class Lab Credit
MTT 252 CNC Setup and Operations 2 6 4
MTT 254 CNC Programming I 0 9 3
MTT 255 CNC Programming II 2 3 3
XXX XXX Elective: Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 3
7 18 13
Minimum Total Credit Hours:  66

PROGRAM AND EMPLOYMENT TIDBITS

Contact Person: Shawn Reed

Waiting List: No

Local Starting Salary: $12.00

Local Average Salary: $19.00

National Starting Salary: $15.00

National Average Salary: $22.00