Program Learning Outcomes
The purpose of this program is to provide fundamental training in the manufacturing field. Manufacturing Technology is a great choice for anyone who enjoys working with their hands or building things themselves. The work is challenging, engaging, and technical. At the end of the day, there is satisfaction in being able to see the results of your skills and effort.
Students are exposed to aspects of machining such as metrology, part print creation, prototyping, and manufacturing components for industry. These skills are an excellent choice for a pre-engineering student. Students are introduced to a wide variety of advanced technology, including 3D printing, 5-axis CNC milling, 4-axis CNC turning with live tooling and Electrical Discharge Machining.
Instruction is derived of hands-on projects, lectures and online learning to facilitate working while attending school. Many students obtain employment while attending this program. Graduates qualify for a wide range of entry level positions such as CNC Operator or Manual Machinist, some of the fastest growing career options in Oregon and Lane County. Graduates have gone on to build custom vehicles, make custom auto, motorcycle and aviation parts, gunsmithing, knifemaking, old vehicle restoration, machinery repair, and fields such as aerospace, automotive, engineering and industrial maintenance.
Students who complete this program will be able to:
PLO 1 - Operate safely in a manufacturing environment using industrial safety standards and an appreciation for the importance of personal health and safety
PLO 2 - Read prints, use precision measuring tools, and apply mathematical skills to accomplish shop tasks
PLO 3 - Safely and efficiently set up and operate all standard machine tools employed by the modern machine shop
PLO 4 - Describe major concepts associated with the setup and operation of CNC equipment and integrate that basic knowledge in guided projects
PLO 5 - Use the internet to access information pertaining to shop techniques and tool use