A graduate of the Manufacturing Technology Operations Management program will be involved in the production and/or maintenance of various types of production dies. The technician may work in a job shop, maintenance shop, or directly on the production floor. Troubleshooting and problem‐solving skills will be a requirement of this position due to the complex nature of the computerized machines used today.
Most graduates will find employment in both large and small manufacturing companies. They may also find work in government and military agencies, service organizations, or research and development. The individual that has an interest in knowing how things work, determining how to repair and improve processes and equipment, as well as an interest in problem‐solving may find manufacturing technology an appropriate career choice. The individual should have an interest in and an aptitude for mathematics.
The student in the Manufacturing Technology Operations Management program will study machine technology, manufacturing AutoCAD, CAD/CAM/CNC programming and operations, super abrasive cutting and grinding, tool and die design, die mechanics, press technology, and applied die construction. The Associate of Applied Science degree is awarded for the completion of this program.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate effective oral communication and written communication skills.
- Use computers in solving technical problems.
- Demonstrate safe work habits along with care and maintenance of equipment.
- Develop mathematical skills in algebra and trigonometry using analytical problem solving methods.
- Demonstrate principles of technical physics.
- Demonstrate the use of computer aided engineering design using 2D and 3D, drawings, sketching, solid modeling along with a basic understanding of machining processes used in manufacturing.
- Apply basic computer numerical control programming and machining elements. Fundamental application of CNC code generated by PC software.
- Problem based application dealing with press technology and metal stamping dies. Basic press set‐up and presses used in the manufacturing industry.
- Demonstration of correct die and applications needed.
- Basic knowledge of course content and applied learning through lab trainers in: Electrical, Mechanical, Hydraulics, Pneumatics, and Program Logic Controllers.
- Demonstrate ability in chemistry as it relates to atomic structure, compounds, solutions, acids, bases, salts, solvents, plastics and plating.
- Demonstrate an understanding of fluid control concepts that are important to die construction.
- Industrial skills required for manufacturing based operations in both methods and application of skill sets required to improve efficiency and effectiveness of area business.