Sunday – November 17, 2019

Machine Tool Operations (2019-2020)

Technical Diploma 
School of Technology and Applied Sciences / Manufacturing Career Cluster

Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Program Code: 31-420-1


For Information: 414-297-6315
Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC

 

Overview — To complete the work required for a one-year technical diploma in Machine Tool Operations, students  will choose one of the two groups of courses: Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machine Setup and Operation or CNC Swiss Turning Center Setup and Operation.

Attributes that will assist you in the program include a high mechanical aptitude, manual dexterity and mathematical skills. Credit may be given for work experience. 

All program students are required to own or buy a tablet or other mobile device with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe software to connect with ebooks, Blackboard, online handouts, blueprints and related materials. This capability is needed to complete the course requirements.

You have the option to participate in full-time day school instruction for two semesters, or attend on a part-time basis for a longer period of time.

Apprentice programs are also available in Machine Tool and Machine Repair. For details about apprentice course requirements, call the apprenticeship coordinator at 414-571-4743.

 

Career Pathway — After completing this program, your credits can be applied toward earning the CNC Technician technical diploma. Contact an MATC advisor for information.


Career Outlook — Because of the high volume of manufacturing that takes place in southeastern Wisconsin, CNC machine operators and setup people have marketable skills. Graduates of the program locate positions in which they are expected to set up, operate and interpret the CNC programs of the machine tools. These machines perform a variety of manufacturing processes, such as turning, milling, drilling, threading and contouring.

 

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Apply basic safety practices in the machine shop
  • Interpret industrial/engineering drawings
  • Apply precision measuring methods to part inspection
  • Perform basic machine tool equipment set-up and operation
  • Perform programming, set-up and operation of CNC machine tools

 

Admission Requirement

  • High school diploma or GED

 

Possible Careers
CNC Setup and Operator - Turning and Vertical
Manual Lathe and Milling Machine Setup and Operator


Related Programs
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Technician
Mechanical Design Technology
Tool and Die Making
Advanced Metal Fabrication

 

Start Dates: August/January

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.
Sixteen-Week Terms
( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students.

COURSES 

Credits

 

 

 

(1)

MACHTL-360

Metrology

1

 

 

 

(1)

MACHTL-367

Machine Tool Technology

1

 

 

 

(1)

MACHTL-384

Machine Trades Mathematics 1

1

 

 

 

(1)

MDRAFT-385

Machine Blueprint Reading 1

1

 

 

 

(2) MACHTL-304 Introduction to CNC Programming ‡

1

     
(2) MACHTL-385 Machine Trades Mathematics 2 ‡

1

     
(2) MACHTL-391 Quality Control ‡

1

     
(2) MDRAFT-386 Machine Blueprint Reading 2 ‡

1

     
(2) ENG-340 Workplace Communication

2

     
    Select one of the groups of courses:

 

     
    CNC MACHINE SETUP AND OPERATION

 

     

(1)

MACHTL-300

Engine Lathe 1 (4 weeks)

3

 

 

 

(1)

MACHTL-301

Engine Lathe 2 (4 weeks)

3

 

 

 

(1)

MACHTL-309

Manual Vertical Milling Machine 1 (4 weeks)

3

 

 

 

(1)

MACHTL-310

Manual Vertical Milling Machine 2 (4 weeks)

3

 

 

 

(2)

MACHTL-320

Introduction to CNC Turning Centers (6 weeks)

4

 

 

 

(2)

MACHTL-322

Introduction to CNC Vertical Machining Centers
(6 weeks)

4

 

 

 

(2)

MACHTL-325

Surface Grinding (6 weeks)

4

     

 

 

CNC SWISS TURNING CENTER SETUP AND OPERATION

 

 

 

 

(1)

MACHTL-347

Single-Spindle Auto Screw Machine 1

3

 

 

 

(1)

MACHTL-348

Single-Spindle Auto Screw Machine 2

3

     

(1)

MACHTL-361

Multiple-Spindle Auto Screw Machine 1 ‡

3

 

 

 

(1)

MACHTL-362

Multiple-Spindle Auto Screw Machine 2 ‡

3

 

 

 

(2) MACHTL-371 CNC Swiss Turning Center 1

4

     
(2) MACHTL-372 CNC Swiss Turning Center 2

4

     
(2) MACHTL-373 CNC Swiss Turning Center 3

4

     

 


TOTAL CREDITS: 34

 

 

 

‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

For class times and locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

 
Page updated April 2019.