Bradley Thompson, Interim Department Chair
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Did you know the average salary for a machinist in industry today is ranked the seventh highest among all American professions (including doctors, lawyers, etc.), and this average salary is higher than the average salary for all four-year college graduates?
If earning a high salary is on your list for selecting occupational opportunities, you need to look at machine tool technology. More than 50 percent of all machinists in America today will retire in the next 10 to 15 years. This fact alone shows the tremendous opportunity that awaits the trained and well-qualified machinist.
The machine tool technology program features instruction in the safe operation of all basic machine tools, such as lathes, milling machines, drill presses, various saws, and grinding equipment, as well as proper measurement and inspection of parts. Interpreting engineering drawings and mathematical calculations required by all machinists is also presented.
The second year includes shop math and CNC (Computer Numerical Controls) programming with an emphasis on hands-on skills using advanced machine tools. A strong emphasis on shop safety is an integral part of the program. The AOS degree program includes operation of CNC lathes (turning centers), and CNC milling machines (machining centers). This includes set-up, as well as operation of the machines. Interpreting engineering drawings and control documents will also be emphasized. The understanding of quality control and how to conduct appropriate measurements and inspection will be integrated into the course work. The intent is to graduate someone with overall advanced machine shop skills.
Alfred State machine tool technology graduates may enter directly into the technology management BBA degree program. Graduates who have credit for freshman composition, statistics, literature, history, and speech may complete the BBA program in two additional years; others may complete the BBA program in two-and-one-half years.
Employment and continuing education rate of 100 percent – 83 percent are employed; 17 percent continued their education.
Applicants for the machine tool technology program must meet the following physical requirements:
|MATT||1004||Basic Industrial Machining||4|
|MATT||1014||Industrial Machining I||4|
|MATT||1024||Industrial Machining II||4|
|MATT||1713||Reading Engineering Drawings||3|
|MATT||1913||Machinist Calculations I||3|
|MATT||1234||Industrial Machining III||4|
|MATT||1244||Industrial Machining IV||4|
|MATT||1254||Industrial Machining V||4|
|MATT||1723||Reading Engineering Drwngs II||3|
|MATT||1923||Machinist Calculations II||3|
|MATT||3005||Intro to CNC Machine Program||5|
|MATT||3015||CNC Industrial Machining I||5|
|MATT||3025||CNC Industrial Machining II||5|
|MATT||3003||Geometric Dimensioning & Toler||3|
|MATT||4005||CNC Industrial Machining III||5|
|MATT||4015||CNC Industrial Machining IV||5|
|MATT||4025||CNC Industrial Machining V||5|
A student must successfully complete all courses in the prescribed four-semester program and earn a minimum cumulative index of 2.0, which is equivalent to a “C” average.
Students are required to have earned a minimum grade of “C” in MACH CALC. I & II, and in the MATT 4003 senior project. (Articulation is available in MACH. CALC. area.)