2012-2013 Gaston College Catalog [THIS CATALOG IS OUT-OF-DATE. USE THE CURRENT CATALOG TO FIND CURRENT PROGRAMS.]
Computer-Integrated Machining Technology Diploma (D50210)
The Computer-Integrated Machining curriculum prepares students with the analytical, creative, and innovative skills necessary to take a production idea from an initial concept through design, development, and production, resulting in a finished product.
Coursework may include manual machining, computer applications, engineering design, computeraided drafting (CAD), computer-aided machining (CAM), blueprint interpretation, advanced computerized numeric control (CNC) equipment, basic and advanced machining operations, precision measurement, and high-speed multi-axis machining.
Graduates should qualify for employment as machining technicians in high-tech manufacturing, rapidprototyping and rapid-manufacturing industries, specialty machine shops, fabrication industries, and high-tech or emerging industries such as aerospace, aviation, medical, and renewable energy, and to sit for machining certification examinations.
Most courses taken in this diploma program may be applied toward the Associate of Applied Science degree in Computer-Integrated Machining Technology.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Graduates must demonstrate:
- Knowledge and hands-on competencies in manufacturing/mechanical production, computers, manual machine operation, CNC machining operation, set-up and programming of various systems, and computer-aiding manufacturing (CAM).
- Ability to think critically about technical problems, communicate effectively, and perform as a responsible professional.
- Graduates will understand ethical/social responsibility, respect for diversity, and commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.