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Integrated Metals
Limited Entry
Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

Catalog Year 2014-2015*

*Information regarding the requirements for this Restricted Entry program is available by accessing the Admission Requirements page.

MHCC Faculty Advisers
Zach Canjar: 503-491-7237 Room IT42

Steven Davis: 503-491-7629 - Room IT44

Keith Knight: 503-491-7207 - Room IT 49

Mark Thomas: 503-491-7569 - Room IT43

Rick Walters: 503-491-7209 - Room IT41

The purpose of the Integrated Metals Associate of Applied Science degree is to prepare students to confidently enter the machine tool and welding technologies workforce. Students in this program receive instruction in precision measurement, material layout, blueprint reading, machine tool and welding machinery setup and operation. Manual and CNC (computer numerical controlled) aspects of machine tool, welding and cutting technologies are explored. Participants are introduced to the basic concepts of CAD/CAM (computer assisted design/computer assisted machining) processes as relevant to metals manufacturing.

Integrated Metals students are expected to maintain a minimum grade level of “C” on core curriculum classes to progress in the program. Those interested in pursuing a degree in Integrated Metals should contact a program adviser for assistance in planning their program of instruction.

Program Outcomes

At the completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate and/or describe safe work habits and the environmental issues associated with modern manufacturing settings
  • Read, interpret and apply blueprints for the production and inspection of manufactured work pieces
  • Demonstrate the correct application and use of precision measuring equipment commonly found in a manufacturing setting
  • Plan and produce work pieces on a manual drill press to required blueprint specifications using common industry methods
  • Plan and produce work pieces on a manual engine lathe to required blueprint specifications using common industry methods
  • Plan and produce work pieces on a manual milling machines to blueprint specifications using common industry methods
  • Demonstrate, explain and/or apply CNC program code and machine tools and software to produce work pieces to required blueprint specifications
  • Identify welding equipment/accessories and explain power source principles of operation
  • List and perform safe set-up, adjustments and operations of welding and cutting equipment in preparing and completion of welding practice plates
  • Describe and perform welding processes as they relate to welding of ferrous and non-ferrous metals
  • Identify various electrodes, filler wires, shielding gasses and current types and their relationship to base-metal varieties
  • Describe and apply the variables and techniques used to weld carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminum to print specifications with regard to joint types, weld types and positions of welding
  • Visually examine welds for discontinuities, defects, correct weld size and placement and provide solutions for welding procedure errors
  • Produce acceptable test plate weldments according to American Welding Society (AWS) Standards

Admission is based on date of application and satisfactory completion of placement criteria. Application packets are available on our web site at Once you have read the application packet, if you have questions, please call 503-491-7256.

Entry into the Integrated Metals AAS Program is permissible fall, winter, or spring terms based on individual qualifications and approval from program advisers.

First Quarter Credits
IMTL110 Machine Shop I Theory 3
IMTL111 Machine Shop I Lab 3
IMTL114 Blueprint Reading for the Metals Industry 4
IMTL116 Introduction to Precision Measuring 3
IMTL118 Machine Shop Math Applications 2
Second Quarter
IMTL130 Machine Shop II Theory 3
IMTL131 Machine Shop II Lab 3
IMTL134 Metallurgy Theory 3
IMTL135 Metallurgy Lab 1
IMTL136 Introduction to CNC (Computer Numerical Control) Machining 3
PSY101 Psychology of Human Relations or
HUM202 Age of Technology: Ethics in the Workplace
Third Quarter
IMTL150 Machine Shop III Theory
IMTL151 Machine Shop III Lab 3
IMTL153 CNC (Computer Numerical Control) Machining 4
IMTL157 Introduction to Computer-Aided Design for Machinists1 2
MTH095 Intermediate Algebra with Right-Triangle Trigonometry (or higher) 2 5
Fourth Quarter
IMTL120 SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding/Stick) Theory 2
IMTL121 SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding/Stick) Lab 4
IMTL128 GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding/TIG ) Theory 2
IMTL129 GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding/TIG ) Lab 2
MFG217 Modern Manufacturing Concepts 3
WR121 English Composition or
WR101 Workplace Communications I3
Fifth Quarter
IMTL140 GMAW /FCAW (Gas Metal and Flux Cored Arc Welding/Wire Feed) Theory 2
IMTL141 GMAW /FCAW (Gas Metal and Flux Cored Arc Welding/Wire Feed) Lab 4
IMTL143 CNC Cutting1 4
IMTL236 Quality Control - Statistical Methods 3
HPE295 Health and Fitness for Life or
HE250 Personal Health or
HE252 First Aid: Responding to Emergencies
Sixth Quarter
IMTL124B Blueprint Reading for Welding Applications 2
IMTL155 Industrial Safety 3
IMTL160 Fabrication Practices Theory 2
IMTL161 Fabrication Practices Lab 3
IMTL163 Welding Certification Preparation Lab 4
IMTL257 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 3
Total Credits 96-97

1Minimal computer literacy required. See program adviser.
2A College Placement Test (CPT) score does not fulfill this requirement. Students must successfully complete the required mathematics course (or higher.)
3Students transferring to OIT, OSU or other schools offering a baccalaureate program must take WR121. Students wanting to take WR121 may need to take WR115 as a prerequisite if indicated by their writing placement level.

‡See Associate of Applied Science Degree, page 20 of the printed catalog.

Note: Students interested in transferring to O.I.T. should consult with program advisers early in the first quarter.

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