Machining and Manufacturing Automation


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

You will need to successfully complete a minimum of 33.5 Credit Hours.

Required Core Courses

Core 33.5 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
INFO 1000 Basic Computer Applications
An introduction to basic computer operations using personal computers operating in a Windows environment. Students learn to use the computer to create and edit word processing and spreadsheet documents and use the Internet as a resource for information.
WELD 1010 Related Welding
Basic welding fundamentals for vocational programs other than welding. Emphasizes shielded metallic arc welding and oxyacetylene welding.
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.
WELD 1020 Related Welding Lab
Lab experience for WELD 1010. Emphasizes shielded metallic arc welding and oxyacetylene welding.
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 1040 Industrial Process Dynamics
This course is an introduction to the basic principles of industrial physics that are frequently encountered in the work place. Principles of mass, velocity, flow, temperature, pressure, heat, gases, liquids, solids, fluid systems, energy, work, power, torque and heat energy transfer are covered.
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 1085 Industrial Maintenance Fundamentals
This course covers the introductory principles of operating and maintaining most types of equipment found in an industrial environment. Providing a sound foundation of basic knowledge, the course begins with a general introduction to hand tools, fasteners and basic mechanical principles-progressing through belt and chain drives, couplings and basic mechanical drive alignment. Emphasis will be placed on providing the technician with a thorough grounding in industrial mechanics and maintenance.
INDT 1140 Metrology
Studies the principles of measurement and calibration as applicable to quality assurance and quality control. Students will gain knowledge in determining appropriate levels of accuracy for inspection, understand datum identification, and gain skills in the interpretation of GT&D.
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.
INDT 1180 Computerized Manufacturing Technologies Theory
The Computerized Manufacturing Technologies Theory course introduces students to the high-tech, innovative nature of modern manufacturing by exposing students to the fundamentals of computerized manufacturing equipment. Students will gain a basic understanding of CNC equipment operation, tooling, and introductory programming. Students will further be introduced to robotics and its use for materials handling and assembly operations.
INDT 1190 Computerized Manufacturing Technologies Lab
This hands-on course provides training in the setup, operation, and basic programming of computer numerical control (CNC) machines and robotic systems. Students will apply knowledge in tool selection, using G codes to program the equipment, and establish speed and feed rates for differing applications and materials. Students will further be introduced to the functionality, operation, and troubleshooting of robotic systems.
INDT 1200 Fabrication Fundamentals Lab
The course introduces basic metal fabrication principles and practices. Students gain practical experience in the identification, maintenance, setup, and use of precision measuring tools, fasteners, hand tools, power tools, as well as forming, cutting, and finishing equipment used in metal fabrication.

Required Core Option Courses

Communication 3 Credit Hours

select one
Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ENGL 1050 Workplace Communication
Development of both oral and written communicative skills essential to career areas. Includes business letters, job applications, and analyzing and writing of technical reports.
BSAD 2050 Business Communications
Development of both oral and written communicative skills. Students will be able to organize and present effective presentations gaining audience rapport and sending appropriate nonverbal messages as well as formulate effective letters, memos, and reports for business and industry.

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.