In the Industrial Manufacturing Technician program, students will acquire the skills necessary to work in an entry level position in the manufacturing and fabrication industry. Students will become acquainted with basic welding and fabrication methods, blueprint reading, safe machining practices, lathe and milling machine operations, CNC operations and setup machinery, general machinery, and CNC machinery as well as metal and composite fabrication and repair. In addition to these the student will receive training in new emerging fields such as prototyping parts/components, and injection molding.
This program incorporates shop safety to ensure safe practices, while completing required competencies. Topics include blueprint reading, mathematics and physics, mechanical drawing, blueprint reading, precision measurement, shielded metal arc welding, flux core arc welding, sheet metal repair and fabrication, lathe and mill machining, electrical theory and applications, industrial wiring, and injection molding fundamentals. After graduation, individuals can acquire positions as Team Assemblers, Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers, Packaging & Filling Machine Operators and Tenders, Machinists, and more. Students can receive certifications in various courses of instruction including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-hour safety certification and the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS). Students can also obtain an American Welding Society (AWS) qualification in the 3G (horizontal) and 4G (vertical) positions.
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