Program Requirements

Manufacturing EquipmentCertificate
16 Semester Hours

CNC operators qualify for entry level positions in the field of precision machining used in advanced manufacturing and provide a pathway for advance certificates in precision machining. Earn the credentials of a Precision Machining Operator by taking the following courses:

MFG 101 Manufacturing Processes and Production
2 credit hours

This course provides the basics of how manufacturing transforms materials into products. Students will learn about the varying types of production and will learn about the materials used in production. They will become familiar with the types of processes used in manufacturing including machining, casting and assembly. Course content is based on the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Certified Production Technician curriculum. Students will qualify to sit for MSSC-M3 – Manufacturing Process and Production Certification through the MSSC. 

MFG 102 Introduction to Manufacturing and Safety
2 credit hours
This course provides students with an introduction to the manufacturing world and provides specific instruction to facilitate safe work practices in industrial environments. It introduces manufacturing specializations such as mechatronics, precision machining and welding and covers fire safety, pressurized gases, electrical hazards, and safe machine usage. Students will also become acquainted with OSHA policy. Course content is based on the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Certified Production Technician curriculum. Students will qualify to sit for MSSC-M1 – Safety Certification through the MSSC.  

MFG 103 Introduction to Manufacturing Maintenance
2 credit hours

This course provides a basic understanding of tools and equipment used in manufacturing and knowledge of how to improve productivity through predictive and preventive maintenance. Course content is based on the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Certified Production Technician curriculum. Students will qualify to sit for MSSC-M4 – Maintenance Awareness Certification through the MSSC. 

MFG 104 Quality and Continuous Improvement
3 credit hours

This course provides an introduction to controlling and improving quality in a manufacturing setting. It explores ways that manufacturers use data and analysis to improve quality and introduces students to lean manufacturing techniques. Course content is based on the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Certified Production Technician curriculum. Students will qualify to sit for MSSC-M2 – Quality and Continuous Improvement Certification through the MSSC.\

MFG 135 Precision Machining I
3 credit hours
This course provides an overview of machining processes. The course introduces
a wide variety of skills in the planning, machining and finishing of metal products. Students develop basic skills in the use of hand tools, drill press, band saw, engine lathe, vertical milling machine and related equipment.

FYE 101 Blazing Your Trail
1 credit hour
Directed to new students, this course provides a supportive transition to the culture of higher education. Course objectives aim at preparing students for the college experience by acquiring effective learning techniques and by becoming aware of available college resources for academic and personal support. This course also develops in students abilities which will assist them with the complexities of college life.

MAT 100 Technical Math
3 credit hours

Designed to meet the needs of the student majoring in manufacturing technology programs.