Integrated Metals- Machine Tool Technology Degree
The purpose of the two-year Machine Tool Technology curriculum is to prepare students for entry into machining occupations. Students participating in the program will spend considerable time in study and actual operation of industrial equipment and tools used by machinists. This includes emphasis on the setup and operation of a CNC (computer numerical controlled) lathes and milling machines. Students will also be introduced to CAD/CAM (computer assisted design/computer assisted manufacturing) software and its applications. The program is designed to offer a broad background of experiences in the metalworking occupations. Students are expected to have a set of machinist tools. They are expected to maintain a minimum grade level of C on core curriculum classes to progress in the program.
Integrated Metals Machine Tool Operator Certificate
The Machine Tool Operator Certificate is an option in the Integrated Metals programs that will provide the student with the basic skill sets necessary for basic entry level positions in a manufacturing company. The program is designed to provide the basic introduction to metal removal using manual machining processes such as milling, turning (lathe), drill press, as well as surface and cylindrical grinding. There is also instruction in basic measurement and blueprint reading. The student will have a basic introduction to CNC machining. Students are expected to have a set of machinist tools. They are expected to maintain a minimum grade level of C on core curriculum classes to progress in the program.
Integrated Metals-CNC/CAD/CAM Certificate
The Integrated Metals CNC/CAD/CAM Certificate is a block of instruction that prepares the student for work in the world of computerized manufacturing. The student is introduced to the application of computerized equipment for engineering CAD (Computer Assisted Design) design as well as material processing involving CNC burning, CNC turning, and CNC machining centers. This will assist students seeking either entry level skills or skills upgrade for those already working in the metals manufacturing environment. Students seeking this certificate should contact a program advisor for assistance in planning their educational plan. Students will be required to enroll in the listed courses as they are scheduled in the standard Integrated Metals Program and therefore should apply for admissions to the Integrated Metals program. Students are expected to maintain a minimum grade level of C on core curriculum classes to progress in the program.
Integrated Metals- Welding Technology Certificate
The courses and certificate options under the Integrated Metals - Welding Technology program are designed to prepare the person with little or no welding skill to enter the welding field with skill, knowledge and confidence. It is also a good choice for those wishing to upgrade their welding skills or to learn a new process. The MHCC Welding Technology curriculum is designed to prepare students to become AWS certified welders. This program provides students the training necessary to successfully complete specified weld test plates in various positions and processes. Students are expected to maintain a minimum grade level of C on core curriculum classes to progress in the program.
Students completing the 1 year certificate will also have completed nearly one half of the degree requirements for the Integrated Metals AAS (Associate of Applied Science) Degree. Students will also have the opportunity to complete their testing for AWS certification in one or more positions and processes that will provide the skill credential for entry into a position in industry as a certified welder.