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Machine Tool Technology Degree

Technical and General Education Division

General Description | Semester Layout  | Course Requirements | Printable Checklist

Mission

To provide students with skills to perform basic machine tool operations with manual and Computer Numerical Control equipment and prepare them for career opportunities as machinists, tool and die makers, and manufacturing technicians.

Description

The Machine Tool Technology program is designed to teach manufacturing processes and methods using both manual and computer-controlled machine tools. Basic skills will be developed on a variety of machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, Wire EDM and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines.

Machinists perform some or all of the following tasks: -Study and draw blueprints or written plans of the part to be made -Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to make parts to specified tolerances -Fit and assemble parts to make a functional machine or tool -Measure work using micrometers, depth gauges and calipers -Program machines including Wire EDM, CNC Mill, and CNC Lathes.

Employment opportunites include machinist, tool inspector, and tool and die maker, methods technician, manufacturing process technician, quality and production control technician.

Program Entrance Requirements

Course Level Required Courses
High School

None

College None
Other Required

Diploma or GED

No

Approval/Permission Needed -- Application Process

No

Prior Experience/Observation

No
Minimum Cumulative GPA  of 2.0 No

Current CPR Certification

by American Heart Association or American Red Cross

No
First Aid Certification No

Hepatitis B Immunization

or Signed Informed Refusal or Titer

No
MMR Immunization or Titer No
Chicken Pox Vaccination or Titer No
Two-step PPD / Chest X-Ray No

Medical Examination

Forms are provided by the college and should be current (within one year) and complete.

No

Dental Examination

Forms are provided by the college and should be current (within one year) and complete.

Dental health must meet departmental standards.

No

Technical Standards

Forms are provided by the college and should be current (within one year) and complete.

No

Negative Drug Screen

No

Satisfactory Background Check

No

Other Diplomas, Licensures, etc.

No

Recent Photograph

Photograph will not be returned.

No

Transportation and Materials

  • It is recommended that students purchase tools each semester at a cost of approximately $500 per semester.

Academic Standards

Standard Criteria Required

Courses requiring a grade of "C" or better

No

Courses that may not be attempted more than twice

No

Complete or Maintain CPR Certification

by American Heart Association or American Red Cross

No

Curriculum Completion Requirement

No

Drug Calculation Competency

Students must demonstrate drug calculation competency each semester in order to progress in curriculum courses.

No

Dismissal Policy

No

Re-entry Policy

No

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete all required courses specified in the curriculum.
  • Fulfill all financial obligations to the College.
  • Achieve a cumulative final GPA of 2.0.
  • Earn at least 25 percent of the total credit hours of his/her curriculum at FDTC.  Exceptions can be made only by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.