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Integrated Metals: Machine Tool Technology
Limited Entry
Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

Catalog Year 2014-2015*

*Information regarding the requirements for this Limited Entry program is available by accessing the Admissions to Limited & Restricted Entry Programs page.

MHCC Faculty Advisers:
Zach Canjar: 503-491-7237 Room IT 42

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

Mark Thomas: 503-491-7569 - Room IT 43

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 CNC (computer numerical controlled) lathes and milling machines. Students will also be introduced to CAD/CAM (computer assisted design/computer assisted machining) 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.

Employment Opportunities

Many opportunities exist in the manufacturing industries for the machinist. Students completing the Machine Tool Technology program are prepared for entry into the manufacturing workforce leading to careers such as:

  • Forest products/paper/lumber
  • Medical technologies
  • Transportation and aerospace technologies
  • Computer hardware technologies
  • Heavy industrial manufacturing
  • Hydraulic/pneumatic equipment manufacturing
  • And many other manufacturing settings

Program Outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate and/or describe safe work habits and 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 machine to required blueprint specifications using common industry methods
  • Demonstrate, explain and/or apply CNC/CAD/CAM machine tools and software to produce work pieces to required blueprint specifications

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 Machine Tool Technology program is permissible fall, winter or spring terms based on individual qualifications and approval from program advisers.

First Quarter (Fall) Credits
IMTL110 Machine Shop I Theory 3
IMTL111 Machine Shop I Lab 3
IMTL114 Blueprint Reading for the Metals Industry 3
IMTL116 Introduction to Precision Measuring 3
IMTL118 Machine Shop Math Applications 2
WR121 English Composition or
WR101 Workplace Communications I1
Second Quarter (Winter)
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
  Human Relations requirement ‡ 3-4
Third Quarter (Spring)
IMTL150 Machine Shop III Theory 3
IMTL151 Machine Shop III Lab 3
IMTL153 CNC (Computer Numerical Control) Machining 4
IMTL157 Introduction to Computer-Aided Design for Machinists2 2
MTH095 Intermediate Algebra with Right-Triangle Trigonometry (or higher)3 5
Fourth Quarter (Fall)
IMTL215 Inspection and Measurement 1
MFG213 Integrated Machine Shop I Theory 2
MFG214 Integrated Machine Shop I Lab 3
MFG216 CNC/CAM (Computer Numerical Control/
Computer Assisted Machining)
MFG217 Modern Manufacturing Concepts 3
Fifth Quarter (Winter)
IMTL236 Quality Control - Statistical Methods 3
MFG212 CAM (Computer Assisted Machining) Concepts I 4
MFG232 Integrated Machine Shop II Lab 3
MFG234 Advanced Manufacturing Processes 3
WLD116 General Welding I
Sixth Quarter (Spring)
IMTL155 Industrial Safety 3
IMTL257 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 3
MFG251 Applied Machine Shop Lab 3
MFG254 Manufacturing Economics and Job Prep 3
HPE295 Health and Fitness for Life or
HE250 Personal Health or
HE252 First Aid: Responding to Emergencies
Total Credits 94-96

1Students 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.
2Minimal computer literacy required. See program adviser.
3A College Placement Test (CPT) score does not fulfill this requirement. Students must successfully complete the required mathematics course (or higher.)

‡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 advisors early in the first quarter.

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