This program will graduate skilled technicians who are able to bring value to those employers in multiple ways because they will be skilled enough to participate in multiple areas of the business. These workers will be flexible and will be seen as a valuable asset by any of these employers.
In the drafting area, graduates will be able to meet the growing demand from industry for skilled technicians who can demonstrate skill and knowledge in 2D and 3D computer-aided drafting. In addition, graduates will leave the program prepared to apply the basic fundamentals of drafting and blueprint reading.
In the machining area, graduates will be able to set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision metal parts, instruments, and tools. Machinists use machine tools that are either conventionally controlled or computer numerically controlled, such as lathes, milling machines, and grinders, to produce precision metal parts. Although they may produce large quantities of one part, precision machinists often produce small batches or one-of-a-kind items. The parts that machinists make range from simple bolts of steel or brass to titanium bone screws for orthopedic implants. Hydraulic parts, anti-lock brakes, and automobile pistons are other widely known products that machinists make.