The Manufacturing Technician Technical Diploma is a 32 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

Please note: This program is subject to the Clock-to-Credit Hour Conversion and some courses listed will not be eligible for full financial aid funding based on the program’s credit hours.

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LEAN MANUFACTURING FUNDAMENTALS (10623147)

2.00

Analyzes the eight wastes of manufacturing. The learner will then explore concepts such as 5S, Total Productive Maintenance, Kanban, Value Stream Mapping. The learner will be given activities to implement concepts in their work setting.

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COLLEGE 101 (10890165)

1.00

Examines proven strategies designed to help learners achieve greater personal, academic, and professional success. Learners will apply personal responsibility thinking and behaviors; self- management, awareness, and motivation strategies; as well as interdependence skills to develop a proactive life plan.

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MACHINE TOOL SAFETY AND BASIC TOOL USE (32420100)

1.00

Prepares learners for Machine Tool Lab classes. Safety, the use of basic hand tools, power tools, and an overview of Manual and CNC machines are covered to aid the prospective machinist to work safely and efficiently in a Machine Tool Lab.

Condition: Accepted into the Basic Machining Technical Diploma, Machine Tool Operations Technical Diploma, or Machine Tool Technics Technical Diploma, or with Dean or Associate Dean approval.

INTRODUCTION TO MACHINE TOOL (32420101)

2.00

Apply and learn the operation of mills, lathes, drilling, grinding and general machining practices. This course is designed to give the learner the theory and hands-on training leading to the ability to work in a Machine Tool Lab. Individual part fabricating and precision measurement are covered.

Pre/Coreq: 32420100 MACHINE TOOL SAFETY & BASIC TOOL USE. Condition: Accepted into the Basic Machining Technical Diploma, Machine Tool Operations Technical Diploma, or Machine Tool Technics Technical Diploma, or with Dean or Associate Dean approval.

MATHEMATICS FOR MACHINE TOOL (32420102)

1.00

Provides fundamental applications of basic arithmetic skills involving whole numbers, fractions and decimals, introducing basic algebra while solving problems using provided formulas unique and specific to the machining trade.

Condition: Accepted into the Basic Machining Technical Diploma, Manufacturing Technician Technical Diploma, Machine Tool Operations Technical Diploma, or Machine Tool Technics Technical Diploma, or with Dean or Associate Dean approval.

CNC MILLING MACHINE FUNDAMENTALS 1 (32420103)

3.00

Introduces the learner to basic CNC Milling setup and operation. Learners begin the course understanding the control panel of a CNC Milling Machine, common tooling used in a CNC Milling Machine and program set-up sheets. From there, learners run existing programs and eventually make minor edits to produce parts to print specifications.

Pre/Corequisite: 32-420-120 MACHINE TOOL PROCESSES 1, 32-420-100 MACHINE TOOL SAFETY AND BASIC TOOL USE and 32-420-339 MACHINE TOOL PROGRAMMING 1. Condition: Accepted into the Basic Machining, Machine Tool Technics or Machine Tool Operation Technical Diploma, or with Dean or Associate Dean approval.

CNC TURNING MACHINE FUNDAMENTALS 1 (32420104)

2.00

Introduces the learner to basic CNC Turning setup and operation. Learners begin the course understanding the control panel of a CNC Turning Machine, common tooling used in a CNC Turning Machine and program set-up sheets. From there, learners run existing programs and eventually make minor edits to produce parts to print specifications.

Pre/Corequisite: 32-420-120 MACHINE TOOL PROCESSES 1, 32-420-100 MACHINE TOOL SAFETY AND BASIC TOOL USE and 32-420-339 MACHINE TOOL PROGRAMMING 1. Condition: Accepted into the Basic Machining, Machine Tool Technics or Machine Tool Operation Technical Diploma, or with Dean or Associate Dean approval.

MACHINE TOOL PROCESSES 1 (32420120)

2.00

Applies shop safety guidelines and becomes familiar with common machine shop equipment. Focuses on drill press, power saw, elementary lathe and mill operations and pedestal grinding machines. Learners will gain knowledge in layout tools and procedures and the proper use of hand tools in the shop.

Pre/Corequisites: 32-420-100 MACHINE TOOL SAFETY AND BASIC TOOL USE, 10-420-101 INTRO TO MACHINE SHOP or 32-420-101 INTRO TO MACHINE TOOL, 32-420-122 PRINT READING FOR THE MACHINE TRADES 1 and 32-420-338 PRECISION INSPECTION.

PRINT READING FOR THE MACHINE TRADES 1 (32420122)

1.00

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

Condition: Accepted into Machine Tool Technics Technical Diploma, Machine Tool Operation Technical Diploma, Basic Machining Technical Diploma, Manufacturing Technician Technical Diploma, Machine Tool - Basic Certificate, Virtual Machine Tool Programming Certificate, Industrial Laser Operator-Machine Tool Certificate or with Dean or Associate Dean approval.

PRECISION INSPECTION (32420338)

1.00

Measure machined parts using basic theory and practice of mechanical inspection. Learners will experience quality control using dimensional metrology instruments.

Condition: Accepted into the Basic Machining Technical Diploma, Manufacturing Technician Technical Diploma, Machine Tool Operations Technical Diploma, or Machine Tool Technics Technical Diploma, Machine Tool Basics Certificate or with Dean or Associate Dean approval.

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MACHINE TOOL PROGRAMMING 1 (32420339)

1.00

Provides fundamentals of computer-controlled machine tools to include conversational language and basic G & M code programming. Emphasis on increasing productivity, setup procedures, reliability, repeatability and flexibility. Basic G & M codes work coordinates machine axis information associated with CNC machining will be taught.

Condition: Accepted into the Basic Machining Technical Diploma, Machine Tool Technics Technical Diploma, Machine Tool Operation Technical Diploma, Manufacturing Technician Technical Diploma, Machine Tool Basics Certificate or Virtual Machine Tool Programming Certificate or with Dean or Associate Dean approval.

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INTRODUCTION TO WELDING (10442101)

1.00

Compares equipment and techniques used in the major arc welding and thermal cutting processes. Learners perform introductory level welds in the SMAW, GMAW, FCAW and GTAW processes. Learners also perform material preparation skills including shearing, grinding and thermal cutting.

Condition: Accepted into a Welding Associate Degree program or Technical Diploma, Electromechanical Technology, Automotive Technology or Diesel Technology Associate Degree program or Automotive Technician, Diesel Equipment Mechanic, Machine Tool, Manufacturing Technician or Agriculture Equipment Technician Technical Diploma, or with Dean or Associate Dean approval.

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Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • Youth Apprenticeship Certificate

WELD INSPECTION & TESTING (10442163)

1.00

Emphasizes measurement of weld defects and assessment of weld quality conformance to common welding codes. Learners conduct etch tests, bend tests and break tests on welds. The process of procedure and welder qualification is explored through group activities.

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Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • Certified Welding Inspector (CWI)

WELDING SAFETY (10442172)

1.00

Prepares learners for safe operation of work site equipment. Procedures regarding welding machines, band saws, shears, grinders, oxy fuel equipment and an array of hand tools are practiced. Crane and forklift operation are introduced.

THERMAL CUTTING (10442173)

1.00

Develops skill in thermal cutting and gouging processes. Learners practice manual and machine oxy-fuel cutting, plasma cutting and gouging and air carbon arc gouging.

Pre/Corequisite: 10-442-172 WELDING SAFETY.

WELD PRINT READING 1: BASIC VIEWS AND DIMENSIONS (10442181)

1.00

Develop print interpretation skills needed in metal fabrication. Learners study orthographic projection, dimensioning, welding symbols and bill of materials. Learners apply concepts in hands-on activities, practicing basic layout skills and safe operation of saws, shears and drills.

WELD PRINT READING 2: OTHER VIEWS AND SYMBOLS (10442182)

1.00

Builds on print interpretation skills developed in Weld Print Reading 1. Learners study increasingly complicated prints and welding symbols. Learners will apply concepts in hands-on activities, practicing basic layout skills and safe operation of saws, shears and drills.

GAS METAL ARC WELDING 1: SHORT CIRCUIT TRANSFER (HORIZONTAL) (10442183)

1.00

Develops skill in gas metal arc welding. Learners use short circuit transfer to make fillet and groove welds in the flat and horizontal positions on steel. Weld quality is assessed per AWS D1.1 Structural Steel Code.

Pre/Corequisites: 10-442-172 WELDING SAFETY and 10-442-101 INTRODUCTION TO WELDING.10-442-183

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GAS METAL ARC WELDING 2: SHORT CIRCUIT TRANSFER (VERTICAL AND OVERHEAD) (10442184)

1.00

Develops skill in gas metal arc welding. Learners use short circuit transfer to make fillet and groove welds in the vertical and overhead positions on steel. Weld quality is assessed per AWS D1.1 Structural Steel Code.

Pre/Corequisite: 10-442-183 GAS METAL ARC WELDING 1: SHORT CIRCUIT TRANSFER (HORIZONTAL).

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GAS METAL ARC WELDING 3: SPRAY TRANSFER (10442185)

1.00

Develops skill in gas metal arc welding. Learners use spray transfer to make fillet and groove welds in the flat and horizontal positions on steel. Weld quality is assessed per AWS D1.1 Structural Steel Code.

Pre/Corequisite: 10-442-183 GAS METAL ARC WELDING 1: SHORT CIRCUIT TRANSFER (HORIZONTAL).

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GAS METAL ARC WELDING 4: PULSED SPRAY TRANSFER (10442186)

1.00

Develops skill in gas metal arc welding. Learners use pulsed spray transfer to make fillet and groove welds in the horizontal and vertical positions on steel. Weld quality is assessed per AWS D1.1 Structural Steel Code.

Pre/Corequisite: 10-442-183 GAS METAL ARC WELDING 1: SHORT CIRCUIT TRANSFER (HORIZONTAL).

GAS METAL ARC WELDING 5: STAINLESS STEEL AND ALUMINUM (10442204)

1.00

Develops skill in gas metal arc welding. Learners use pulsed spray transfer to make fillet and groove welds in the horizontal and vertical positions on stainless steel and aluminum.

Pre/Corequisite: 10-442-186 GAS METAL ARC WELDING 4: PULSED SPRAY TRANSFER.

GAS METAL ARC WELDING 6: SHEET METAL (10442205)

1.00

Develops skill in gas metal arc welding. Learners use short circuit transfer and pulsed spray transfer to make fillet and groove welds in the horizontal and vertical positions on sheet metal.

Pre/Corequisite: 10-442-186 GAS METAL ARC WELDING 4: PULSED SPRAY TRANSFER.

MANUFACTURING PROCESSES - FABRICATION (10606162)

2.00

Examines manufacturing processes, raw materials and their properties before and after processing. The learner will take an in-depth look at the various materials and processes considered "hot-working" manufacturing processes - primarily casting, forging, stamping, powder metal and welding.

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METALLURGY (32420119)

1.00

Develops knowledge in science of metals and alloys. The crystalline structure and microstructure of metals and either effect on the properties of metals are studied. Prime consideration is given to heat treatment operations dealing with ferrous metals. Explore non-destructive testing of different metals along with destructive testing methods.

Condition: Accepted into the Basic Machining, Machine Tool Technics or Machine Tool Operation Technical Diploma, or with Dean or Associate Dean approval.

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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