Metal Fabrication Technology

 

Certificate Requirements and Program Options:

Certificate Program – Metal Fabrication Technology Program as a Third Semester (3 Semesters recommended)
Upon completion of the machine technology program, the student has options to continue with Metal Fabrication as a third semester.

Certificate Program – Standalone 16 credits (1 Semester)
Requires approval from director of Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center.

 

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Advanced Certificate Program

    • MFG 149 - Introduction to Metal Fabrication (3 Credits)
      Metal Fabricators build, assemble and repair products made of steel or other metals for use in a wide variety of manufacturing and construction industries. Metal Fabricators must be familiar with the properties of metal and must have the ability to operate specialized metalworking machines.Students will learn to operate manual cutting & forming equipment and will be introduced to CNC cutting and forming equipment. Students apply blueprint reading skills, computer design skills, and learn Layout & Fabrication Techniques. Students will operate advanced manufacturing equipment such as welding robotics, water-jet, and plasma cutting equipment.Introduction to Metal Fabrication will provide the student with fundamental metal fabrication skills. The course will introduce the student to the following: safety, design & layout, related math & blueprint applications, metallurgy, Cutting, Bending, and Forming Tools & Equipment; and will provide the student the opportunity to utilize welling skills in the formation of projects denoted in work order or blueprint directives.
      General Course Objectives/Outcomes
      • Demonstrate understanding of procedures and trade safety practices in metal fabrication.
      • Demonstrate understanding of the application Math & Blue Print Reading Principles to metal fabrication techniques.
      • Demonstrate understanding of the application of lay out skills to metal fabrication techniques.
      • Demonstrate understanding of applying mathematic principals to layout, project formation, and assembly requirements.
      • Demonstrate understanding of metals and their properties.
      • Demonstrate understanding of basic tools and equipment used in metal fabrication.
      • Demonstrate understanding of CNC equipment used in metal fabrication.
    • MFG 249 - Advanced Metal Fabrication (3 Credits)
      Advanced Metal Fabrication will provide the student with advanced metal fabrication skills.  The student will learn CNC programming skills applicable to metal forming & cutting equipment.  The course will introduce the student to the following: safety, design & layout, related math & blueprint applications, metallurgy, Cutting, Bending, and Forming Tools & Equipment; and will provide the student the opportunity to utilize welling skills in the formation of projects denoted in work order or blueprint directives.  ADVANCED METAL FABRICATION PROJECTS will require an ever increasing sophistication with each project thereby requiring extensive use of design skills, math applications, GD&T Skills, and blueprint reading skills.
      General Course Objectives/Outcomes
      • Demonstrate an understanding of procedures and trade safety practices in metal fabrication.
      • Demonstrate an understanding of Programming & Operating of CNC metal forming & metal cutting equipment.
      • Demonstrate an understanding of Organizing and Planning Work Projects, Design, Layout,
      • Metal Fabrication Operations, Joining Operations, and Assembly.
    • MFG 120 - Metrology (3 Credits)
      Metrology is applied in such areas as:  manufacturing, aerospace, telecommunications, electrical power, transportation, medicine, pharmaceuticals, food production, packaging, construction, atmospheric research and environmental protection. The course provides the student with an introduction to the usage of inspection tools and automated inspection equipment and provides a comprehensive set of hands- on exercises to determine the dimensional characteristics of a variety of manufactured parts.The emphasis of this metrology course is metrology in manufacturing. The student will utilize the following tools: vernier caliper, micrometer, precision height stand, dial bore gage, snap gage, V block, dial test indicator, Sine bar, gage block set, Angle block, and CMM & CMM programming.
      General Course Objectives/Outcomes
      • Demonstrate an ability to apply the basic measuring tools to a variety of sample parts and produce an inspection report.
      • Demonstrate an ability to understand and use direct measuring tools and comparison measuring tools.
      • Demonstrate an ability to understand and use standards of length and form.
      • Demonstrate an ability to use comparison tools in conjunction with inspection accessories and standards to obtain measurements of
      • features on a variety of parts.
      • Demonstrate an understanding of geometric feature control symbols on engineering drawings.
    • MFG 110 - Solidworks (3 Credits)
      SolidWorks design focuses on parametric modeling while introducing the student to the paperless computer based design process utilizing the modem parametric 3-D design software SolidWorks. The course reviews the following topics: design process, design engineering, assembly modeling, mechanism analysis, rapid prototyping, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, and the analysis of tolerance stackups. Students will participate in individual & team design projects.
      General Course Objectives/Outcomes
      • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the fundamentals of Part Modeling.
      • Demonstrate an understanding of the extrude and revolve features.
      • Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of drawing.
      • Demonstrate an understanding of Sweep, Loft, Wrap & Additional Features.
      • Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of Assembly Modeling.
      • Demonstrate an understanding of top-down assembly modeling.
      • Demonstrate an understanding Rapid Prototyping.
    • MFG 264 - Metal fabrication Projects (4 Credits)
      The Metal Fabrication Capstone Projects course provides the student projects designed to culminate all skills learned in Introduction to Metal Fabrication, Advanced Metal Fabrication, Metrology, and CAD 220 Solidworks.   Given a print or work order the student will Apply industrial safety practices; Interpret Technical Drawings; Perform Advanced Manual and Automated Cutting Processes; Produce Welds to Industry Standards; Produce Precision Fabricated Parts and Assemblies to Specified Drawings; and Perform inspection of welds, parts and assemblies.
      General Course Objectives/Outcomes
      • Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals interpretation of Technical Drawings.
      • Demonstrate an understanding of Manual and Automated Cutting Processes.
      • Demonstrate an understanding of welding to industry standards.
      • Demonstrate an understanding of the production of parts.
      • Demonstrate an understanding of assembling of parts to print requirements.
      • Demonstrate an understanding of inspection of parts and assemblies to print requirements.

Certificate Total: 16 Credits

The mission of the Asnuntuck Community College Manufacturing Technology Center is to provide participants with technology and academic education that leads to related and relevant career employment and continuous personal and professional development.