Manufacturing Technician Technical Diploma


The Manufacturing Technician Technical Diploma prepares students for a variety of entry-level careers in manufacturing. The program gives students skills in both manual welding and manual machining, making them more marketable to potential employers. Equipment used in the machine tool courses will be the drill press, powered cut-off saw, elementary lathe, mills and pedestal grinders. Using this equipment, students will focus on speeds and feeds, basic work holding devices and cutting tools. The welding courses will provide a solid foundation for a single manual process of student's choice.
Graduates will be able to

  • Perform basic set-up operations on commonly used machine tools
  • Inspect parts to ensure parts meet specifications
  • Machine basic piece parts on manual machine tools
  • Use most current guidelines and safety precautions in all welding laboratory activities
  • Set up, operate and maintain common welding machines and equipment to industrial standards
  • Apply accepted principles in using welding-related tools and fabrication equipment
  • Set up, operate and maintain common cutting processes to industrial standards
  • Interpret welding prints, material specifications and procedures
  • Execute principles of weldment inspection and procedures
  • Demonstrate good work ethic and teamwork
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