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The Industrial Laser Operator - Machine Tool Certificate is a 7 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

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APPLIED MATHEMATICS 1 (31804305)

2.00

Review and application of basic arithmetic skills involving whole numbers, fractions and decimals. Introduction and application of percents, area, volume, ratios and proportions will also be covered. The measurement system, angle, perimeter, square and board feet and formulas for geometric shapes as well as algebra will be taught.

NTC Assessments Offered:

PRINT READING FOR THE MACHINE TRADES 1 (32420316)

2.00

Develop basic proficiency in reading and interpreting machine tool prints. Learners will learn the communication process between designer and machinist.

NTC Assessments Offered:

WELDING LASER OPERATIONS (10442145)

1.00

Develops abilities in industrial laser operation. Learners will develop start-up procedures, perform pre-operation diagnostics, preserve safety in the laser work area and manage job files. Cut quality will be emphasized in relation to cut parameters, and assessed in accordance with common acceptance criteria.

SOLIDWORKS 1 (10606133)

1.00

Introduces the learner to basic SolidWorks commands to produce 3-dimentsional parts, assemblies and engineering drawings. The learner will master beginner level commands and have a thorough understanding of the basic operation of the software.

Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • SolidWorks Certified Associate Exam CSWA

MACHINE TOOL CAM PROGRAMMING (32420352)

1.00

Applies PC-based integrative computer graphics systems used to create and convert computer-generated designs into tool paths for computer-controlled machine tools. Learners will be able to load and simulate these programs.

Test-Out Option Term Definitions

Test

An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.

Skill Demonstration

A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.

Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration

A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.

Portfolio

A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.

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