Academics

MACHINING


Award: Certificate / 17 Credits
Location: Albert Lea  
Program Starts: Spring Start Only
Course Plan: One Semester


Would you like to quickly develop skills for a high-demand job?

You can complete this 17-credit Riverland program to earn a Machining Certificate in one semester. Our class size will give you easy access to the equipment and tools of the trade. Students learn to fabricate parts by interpreting blueprints and using precision measuring tools. They will make parts to factory specifications and standards. Lathe and mill operation will be mastered by learning proper machine set up, including material speeds and feeds. Shop safety will be covered and the hazards involved using these machines.

This is a hands-on, highly skilled job with many opportunities in the area. Count on gaining practical knowledge in the machining field that employers are looking for.

 
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Machining Certificate was last updated on 05/07/2014
Note: This is an unofficial document that should be used for planning purposes only. Course listings are provided only as a guideline and may be changed.

Course Sequence Example Plan - One Semester

One Year
Course # Course Title Credits
IMMR1705
Safety and OSHA
This course introduces general safety as it pertains to the machine shop. The course includes forklift safety, Occupational Safety Health Administration, (OSHA) Right to Know, personal safety, and other safety topics. (1 Cr - 0 lect, 1 lab)
1.00
IMMR1710
Cutting & Drilling Machine
This course introduces the fundamentals of power saws and the blades used, as well as drills and drilling machines. Topics include the use of both vertical and horizontal saws, drill presses, with calculations of drill speeds and feeds, power tapping, reaming, counterboring, and countersinking. Shop safety is a very important component of this course. Students are required to build parts following print to specification. Prerequisites: IMMR 1715 and IMMR 1750. (1 Cr - 0 lect, 1 lab)
1.00
IMMR1715
Small Tool Usage
This course introduces the study, care, and uses of small tools as they relate to maintenance. This includes precision measuring tools used in a machine shop, micrometers, calipers, etc. Other subjects include the use of hand tools, hacksaws, files, punches, taps and dies, and other mechanical hardware. This course is recognized as an Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) ISPQ Accredited Training Program for curriculum covering the Job Task Analyses for Small Wind Installer (NABCEP). (2 Cr - 2 lect, 0 lab)
2.00
IMMR1750
Blueprint Reading
This course introduces the basic understanding of blueprint reading. Various mechanical drawings and types of prints for the interpretation and manufacturing of parts and the assembly of equipment are also included. (2 Cr - 2 lect, 0 lab)
2.00
IMMR1740
Lathe Theory I
This course introduces basic lathe theory and operations. Students identify the machines' principal parts and functions and perform basic machining operations such as facing, straight turning, boring, threading, and others. Students calculate speed and feeds. Shop safety is covered and practiced. Prerequisites: IMMR 1710, IMR 1715, and IMMR 1750. (4 Cr - 1 lect, 3 lab)
4.00
IMMR1745
Milling Machine Theory I
This course introduces basic vertical machine theory and operations. Students identify the machine controls and their functions and perform basic milling setups including tool head alignment and vise alignment. Students calculate speeds and feeds and perform basic milling operations such as squaring the toolhead, aligning the vise, and cutting a keyseat. Shop safety is covered and practiced. Prerequisites: IMMR 1710, IMMR 1715, and IMMR 1750. (3 Cr - 0 lect, 3 lab)
3.00
IMMR1775
Jigs and Fixtures
This course introduces the use and construction of jigs and fixtures and their purpose within the manufacturing industry. It will include basic concepts, ideas, and fundamentals of jigs and fixtures. Techniques of design and fabrication as they apply for different work holding requirements and a problem-solving in the tool design. Construction, assembly, and completion of project will need to follow approval of inspection. Prerequisites: IMMR 1710. (2 Cr - 1 lect, 1 lab)
2.00
MATH1020
Technical Math I
This course covers basic mathematics and elements of algebra that will prepare students for success in their specific technical areas. Students will develop their problem solving skills and master mathematical concepts used in specific technical applications. Students will receive a grade for this course. It will not meet MnTC Mathematics and Logical Reasoning requirements for graduation. Prerequisite: A score of 56 or above on the Accuplacer Arithmetic test, a score of 51 or above on the Elementary Algebra test or Math 0540. (2 Cr - 2 lect, 0 lab)
2.00
Estimated Tuition
17 cr  x  $184.00 = $3,128.00 
Books: contact program advisor 
Other Costs: contact program advisor 

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Program Graduate Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the graduate will: Graduates will be able to:
  1. Apply safety practices for the safe operation of machine shop equipment.
  2. Fabricate parts to meet standards that a blueprint specifies.
  3. Demonstrate the proper use and operation of the lathe.
  4. Demonstrate the proper use and operation of the mills.

Machining Faculty & Advisors

1-800-247-5039 / Directory

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ALBERT LEA CAMPUS
2200 Riverland Dr.
Albert Lea, MN 56007
507-379-3300
AUSTIN CAMPUS
1900 8th Avenue NW
Austin, MN 55912
507-433-0600
OWATONNA COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY CENTER
965 Alexander Drive SW
Owatonna, MN 55060
507-455-5880
Required Core Courses (17 Credits)
Course ## Name
Credits
Course Outline
IMMR1705
Safety and OSHA
This course introduces general safety as it pertains to the machine shop. The course includes forklift safety, Occupational Safety Health Administration, (OSHA) Right to Know, personal safety, and other safety topics. (1 Cr - 0 lect, 1 lab)
1.00 IMMR1705
IMMR1710
Cutting & Drilling Machine
This course introduces the fundamentals of power saws and the blades used, as well as drills and drilling machines. Topics include the use of both vertical and horizontal saws, drill presses, with calculations of drill speeds and feeds, power tapping, reaming, counterboring, and countersinking. Shop safety is a very important component of this course. Students are required to build parts following print to specification. Prerequisites: IMMR 1715 and IMMR 1750. (1 Cr - 0 lect, 1 lab)
1.00 IMMR1710
IMMR1715
Small Tool Usage
This course introduces the study, care, and uses of small tools as they relate to maintenance. This includes precision measuring tools used in a machine shop, micrometers, calipers, etc. Other subjects include the use of hand tools, hacksaws, files, punches, taps and dies, and other mechanical hardware. This course is recognized as an Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) ISPQ Accredited Training Program for curriculum covering the Job Task Analyses for Small Wind Installer (NABCEP). (2 Cr - 2 lect, 0 lab)
2.00 IMMR1715
IMMR1740
Lathe Theory I
This course introduces basic lathe theory and operations. Students identify the machines' principal parts and functions and perform basic machining operations such as facing, straight turning, boring, threading, and others. Students calculate speed and feeds. Shop safety is covered and practiced. Prerequisites: IMMR 1710, IMR 1715, and IMMR 1750. (4 Cr - 1 lect, 3 lab)
4.00 IMMR1740
IMMR1745
Milling Machine Theory I
This course introduces basic vertical machine theory and operations. Students identify the machine controls and their functions and perform basic milling setups including tool head alignment and vise alignment. Students calculate speeds and feeds and perform basic milling operations such as squaring the toolhead, aligning the vise, and cutting a keyseat. Shop safety is covered and practiced. Prerequisites: IMMR 1710, IMMR 1715, and IMMR 1750. (3 Cr - 0 lect, 3 lab)
3.00 IMMR1745
IMMR1750
Blueprint Reading
This course introduces the basic understanding of blueprint reading. Various mechanical drawings and types of prints for the interpretation and manufacturing of parts and the assembly of equipment are also included. (2 Cr - 2 lect, 0 lab)
2.00 IMMR1750
IMMR1775
Jigs and Fixtures
This course introduces the use and construction of jigs and fixtures and their purpose within the manufacturing industry. It will include basic concepts, ideas, and fundamentals of jigs and fixtures. Techniques of design and fabrication as they apply for different work holding requirements and a problem-solving in the tool design. Construction, assembly, and completion of project will need to follow approval of inspection. Prerequisites: IMMR 1710. (2 Cr - 1 lect, 1 lab)
2.00 IMMR1775
MATH1020
Technical Math I
This course covers basic mathematics and elements of algebra that will prepare students for success in their specific technical areas. Students will develop their problem solving skills and master mathematical concepts used in specific technical applications. Students will receive a grade for this course. It will not meet MnTC Mathematics and Logical Reasoning requirements for graduation. Prerequisite: A score of 56 or above on the Accuplacer Arithmetic test, a score of 51 or above on the Elementary Algebra test or Math 0540. (2 Cr - 2 lect, 0 lab)
2.00 MATH1020

Machining (CERT) Program Curriculum was last updated on 05/07/2014

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