Introduction to Drawing

This course is an introduction to drawing from observation. We will cover several “tools for seeing” or ways of translating the 3-Dimensional world onto our 2- Dimensional page. We will work on ways to overcome our preconceived ideas of what something looks like and to truly see it. Tools to be covered are sighting and […]

Advanced Manufacturing Internship

This course provides the opportunity for the student to utilize learned course competencies in a real-life setting. A supplemental laboratory experience on an extensive array of equipment and processes may be provided. Resume, cover letter, weekly journal, and employer evaluation are required. Student needs to work a minimum of 300 hours in a manufacturing job […]

Advanced Manufacturing Capstone

This course provides the vehicle for students to demonstrate overall competency in advanced manufacturing and in the specific operations in which they have chosen to concentrate. Under the supervision of a faculty advisor, working individually or as part of a team, the student will select and successfully carry out a major project which pertains directly […]

Advanced CNC Machine Processes

This course expands on the machining skills presented in the CNC I & II courses. This course will include 3-D and solid modeling, programming, machine setup, and operating procedures. Tool selection, quality measurement/control, and operator maintenance, are also topics covered.

Lean Manufacturing

This course will cover all of the aspects of Lean Manufacturing. Topics will include line balancing, batching versus single piece flow, standard work, inventory control models, value stream mapping, 5-S, and waste elimination. Students will learn tools for identifying and reducing waste such as fishbone modeling, brainstorming techniques, “spaghetti” mapping, and observation techniques. An emphasis […]


This course covers Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM). The course includes demonstrations as well as hands-on of CAD/CAM software and hardware. An emphasis is placed on geometry creation and editing functions, process planning, proper cutter selection, speed and feed selection, and tool path generation along with post processing to CNC machines. Students need […]

Properties of Materials

This course introduces the student to the processes and materials used in modern manufacturing, with an emphasis on steels and nonferrous metallic alloys. After establishing the sources of stock materials and the means to modify them to adjust material properties, the selection of why certain materials are appropriate for different applications is covered. The understanding […]

CNC Machines II Lab

In this course students will be immersed in CNC II using what they have learned to demonstrate safe machining practices while using the Renishaw tool offset probe to find work offsets, tool heights, digitizing and inspection. Students will also be able to demonstrate the proper use of CAD/CAM to program and manufacture parts from CAD […]

CNC Machines II

In this course students will expand on knowledge from CNC Machines I as well as be introduced to Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM). CNC Machines topics will include machine speeds and feeds, feed rate, and cycle time optimization. Students will also learn alternative drilling cycles, subprograms, cutter compensation, and scaling/mirroring. CNC Machine safety will be stressed […]

CNC Machines I Lab

This course will immerse students in CNC I by their actual demonstrated use of CNC machining centers and turning centers. Student will demonstrate proper safety practices while setting up and programming various operations such as: linier and circular interpolation, canned cycles, and sub programming.

CNC Machines I

Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) Milling machines and their programming. Covered in this course is the basic operation of CNC machines with topics such as safety, simulation, tooling with tool selection, and machine zeroing. Students will be exposed to absolute and incremental positioning, circular interpolation, program interpolation, and […]

Manufacturing Processes

This course will cover a qualitative and quantitative study of manufacturing processes. Fundamental principles of value-added processing of materials into useable forms for the customer will be covered. Topics will include material properties and traditional and non-traditional manufacturing processes with an emphasis on process selection for optimum design with quality, strength and economic evaluations.