Machining and Manufacturing Automation


You can earn a machining and manufacturing automation certificate. Note that not all courses for each program can be offered every semester.

You will need to successfully complete a minimum of 17 Credit Hours.

Required Core Courses

Core 17 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
INDT 1015 Introduction to Manufacturing
Introduction to Manufacturing is a broad exploratory course that introduces students to 21st century manufacturing concepts. The course is designed to provide instruction in the commonalties of theory and skills associated with production basics in a variety of branches of the manufacturing industry. A strong sense of personal effectiveness and responsibility, team work, communication, and respect is emphasized. Shop floor etiquette, workplace cleanliness, safety and health, and common powered and non-powered hand tools will be covered. Students will further investigate career pathways and job searching techniques in relation to area employers.
MATH 1020 Technical Mathematics I
This course provides the math skills required in career/technical fields. The course includes a review of arithmetic operations, exponents, algebraic operations, and right triangle trigonometry with emphasis placed applications.
INDT 1025 Introduction to Industrial Safety
This course covers OSHA policies, procedures, and standards, as well as general safety and health principles. Topics include the scope and application of the OSHA general industry standards. Special emphasis is placed on those topics that are required in the 10- hour program as well as on those that are the most hazardous, using OSHA standards as a guide. In addition, students will complete the AHA Heartsaver critical skills needed to respond to and manage a first aid, choking, or sudden cardiac arrest emergency through CPR and AED usage.
INDT 1055 Print Reading for the Industrial Trades
This introductory course will instruct students in the fundamentals of blueprint reading, piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID’s) and basic electrical diagrams. The course introduces students to reading and interpreting machine shop symbols, welding blueprints, and working drawings used in the industrial trades. The course focuses on dimension, shape, fabrication, and assembly.
INDT 1065 Manufacturing Technologies and Measurement
This course will enable the student to apply basic measurement skills, system calibration skills, measurement system analysis, and become familiar with the various tools utilized in the manufacturing industry. Students will study manufacturing processes and properties of materials, the behavior of materials, and the advantages and disadvantages of types of materials in an industrial setting.
INDT 1150 Machining Fundamentals
This course provides a fundamental understanding of the concepts and applications of horizontal and vertical band saws, vertical knee mills, manual lathers, grinders/abrasives, and drill presses.
INDT 1160 Machining Fundamentals Lab
Practical application of horizontal and vertical band saws, vertical knee mills, manual lathers, grinders/abrasives, and drill presses.
INDT 1170 Introduction to Total Quality Management
This course introduces students to the concepts, tools, and techniques used in the management and measurement of quality, productivity, and competitiveness in an industrial environment. The course not only introduces students to the concepts of quality assurance and quality control, but also connects leadership, supplier-customer relationships, employee engagement, data collection and analysis, productivity, statistical process control, and other topics to quality and customer satisfaction. Students gain practical experience in decision-making and basic troubleshooting techniques in relation to quality.

Note! Note to Current Students

We strongly recommend that you review your course schedule with your advisor and consult the college catalog for specific program requirements.