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    Oct 01, 2022  
2014-2015 RACC Student Catalog 
2014-2015 RACC Student Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Machine Tool Technology, AAS

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Science and Mathematics Division

The Machine Tool Technology Program is designed to provide the student with above-entry-level knowledge and skills required of personnel entering the positions of parts inspector, machine operator and machining technician. The graduate is prepared with educational experiences conducive to employment consideration as a machinist or as a tool and die maker trainee. Other career options for graduates of this program are dependent on experience and skills development. These positions include: instrument maker, production machine set-up person, computerized numerically controlled machine tool operator and computerized numerically controlled machine tool programmer. Related careers requiring additional educational experiences include various positions within management or positions such as mechanical technician, mechanical technologist, mechanical engineer, machine tool designer, tool and die designer and others. College credit may be granted through Tech Prep articulation agreements between RACC and approved secondary schools.

Program Competencies

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate effective technical writing skills.
  • Analyze, interpret and prepare mechanical drawings using AutoCAD.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of handtools, semiprecision, precision layout and measuring tools.
  • Operate the machine tools used in manufacturing according to National Institute Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Level 1 and selected NIMS Level 2 standards.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in writing part programs, set-up and operating CNC milling and turning centers according to industrial standards.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in designing parts, generating toolpaths and CNC code in 2D and 3D using MasterCAM software.

Required Program of Study

Students are granted credit by articulation for the required Machine Tool Technology (MTT) courses after completion of the course competencies through courses offered by RACC’sWorkforce and Economic Development/Community Education Division in conjunction with the Berks Career & Technology Centers. Students should contact that division to obtain information on course offerings.

Students enrolling in daytime courses offered at the Berks Career & Technology Center must present a Criminal Background Check and Child Abuse Clearance prior to the first day of class.

Additional Requirements

In addition to the courses listed above, the following general education courses are required for completion of the AAS degree. These courses may be taken prior to, concurrent with, or following completion of the Machine Tool Technology competencies taught by the Workforce and Economic Development/Community Education division:

Total Credits=73

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