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Machine Tool Technology

Associate in Applied Science (Career Program) - 69 Credit Hours

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Program Information/Mission:
Machine Tool Technology is a program designed to develop a strong foundation in traditional and automated machining practices. The program is a blend of skills development and associated theory and is intended for students who wish to become apprentices in the metal-working machining industry. This curriculum prepares graduates for employment opportunities as an apprentice in the following skilled trades: precision machinist, mold maker, die maker, tool maker, and related professions. Students will be introduced to potential employers over the course of the program, and the student will intern at a local metal-working machining company that employs apprentices. On completion of this program, the formal educational and training components of an apprenticeship will be satisfied, with on-the-job training remaining after becoming employed as an apprentice. Many courses in the program are transferable to a four-year school and should be articulated by the student with the particular college or university. The basic machining courses are competency-based, using the National Machining Skill Standards and the Illinois Occupational Skill Standards, Machining Skills Cluster models. High school students who have competed the Workforce 2000 Manufacturing Internship Program can receive up to three credit hours toward the completion of this degree.

Admission to the Program:

Students applying for admission to the program should have their high school transcripts and ACT scores or college transcripts sent to the Student Services Center, and must contact the Testing Office for basic skills testing in mathematics, reading, and English. Math skills equivalent to one year of high school algebra and one year of high school geometry are required for admission to the program. These courses are available at the College for applicants who need to upgrade their mathematics skills.

Recommended Course Sequence:

Fall Semester 1:
MECTK 115; MECTK 116; MACTR 118; MACTR 121; ENGL 110; MAT 109

Spring Semester 1:
MECTK 121 or 125; MACTR 122; COMM 110 or COMM 113; ENGL 201; MATH 130

Summer Semester 1:
NCTK 210; MACTR 221

Fall Semester 2:
NCTK 212; NCTK 214; MACTR 123; NCTK 118; PHYS 112; Social Science

Spring Semester 2:
MACTR 124; MECTK 232; MECTK 231; MECTK 204; WLDTR 119; Social Science


Course Information:
Required General Education Courses
CourseNameCredit
SOCIAL SCIENCE *3
SOCIAL SCIENCE *3
COMMUNICATION *3
ENGLISH *3
HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS *3
MATHEMATICS *3
PHYS 112TECHNICAL PHYSICS I 4
Required Program Courses
CourseNameCredit
MACTR 110PRINT READING - MECHANICAL 3
MACTR 121MACHINE TOOL OPERATION I 3
MACTR 122MACHINE TOOL OPERATION II 3
MACTR 123MACHINE TOOL OPERATION III 2
MACTR 124SPECIAL MACHINING SKILLS 2
MECTK 115PRINCIPLES OF DIMENSIONAL METROLOGY 2
MECTK 121INTRODUCTION TO MECHANICAL COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING 3
or
MECTK 204STATICS AND STRENGTH OF MATERIALS 4
MECTK 231INDUSTRIAL FLUID POWER 3
MECTK 232MATERIALS SCIENCE AND PHYSICAL METALLURGY 3
NCTK 110INTRODUCTION TO NUMERICAL CONTROL SYSTEMS 1
NCTK 210FUNDAMENTALS OF NUMERICAL CONTROL PROGRAMMING 3
NCTK 212N/C MACHINING, LATHE 2
NCTK 214N/C MACHINING, MILL 2
WLDTR 119WELDING PROCESSES 2

* Economics and Psychology are recommended as social science electives.

For Program Information Contact:
Agricultural and Industrial Technologies Department
AIT Building
Room 209
(309)694-5510