The world of manufacturing is seeking professionals who can help them produce products that are higher in quality and lower in cost. You can be a part of this fast-growing field with the Computer Aided Manufacturing program.
Students can gain valuable hands-on experience through the school's co-op program while achieving college credit for practical work experience.
The Computer Aided Manufacturing program provides current and essential hands-on skills with knowledge in the area of Computer Aided Manufacturing. The curriculum provides leading edge technology in the focus areas of machining, tool design, jig and fixture design and CNC programming and applications. This leads students to careers and/or enrollment in a four-year manufacturing technology program. We are also a Haas Technical Education Center.
Over four million dollars worth of state-of-the-art machining equipment includes Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining centers, CNC lathes, manual lathes, manual milling machines, surface grinders, drill presses, welding equipment and electrical discharge machines. Many of our manual milling machines are equipped with Prototrak 2 axis CNC controls.
Daily tours of the laboratories in the SME Division are conducted by our technicians from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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A nine-month intensive training program offered by Sinclair Community College in cooperation with the Dayton Region Manufacturers Association, the Computer Aided Manufacturing certificate completion prepares a graduate for employment in the machining industry as well as career advancement. To enroll for the certificate beginning in August and finishing in May, a student must meet with and be approved by the STEP II program coordinator. The student who is accepted into the program will receive 25-30 hours of classroom and laboratory instruction per week as well as producing for personal-use tools valued at approximately $1,500. A co-op option is provided for those students who wish to work during their second semester.
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This certificate in tool making provides the student with the technical and hands-on experience required by employers in both an entry and apprenticeship level. This program will provide experience in safety, advanced manual machining, drafting and design, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) and conversational programming, welding and metal joining, measurement tools and techniques, and other instruction and experience needed within this trade. This program is available to anyone and works well with the apprenticeship model or those that need to work and learn at the same time.View Full Program Details
This short term certificate (STC) is designed to enhance the machining skills of students who have taken machining courses in high school or to allow individuals with little or no experience in machining to quickly obtain a certificate which may in turn qualify them for an entry level position in a machining company. Course work is focused on introductory levels of manual machining and basic operation of CNC machines. This STC is the first half of the Computer Numerical Control Technology short term certificate and will provide students with a milestone of completion and the ability to continue their education up to and including a two year Associate of Applied Science degree in CNC operations.View Full Program Details
This certificate is designed to provide basic precision machining skills to workers entering the field of manual machining. It is the first half of the STEP II Certificate and is provided for students who are wishing to enter the workforce with the minimum skill level required to become an effective machinist. All courses in this short term certificate will lead to an AAS degree in Computer Aided Manufacturing Precision Machining Option. Course work focuses on basic machining skills necessary to operate manual lathes, mills and grinders.View Full Program Details
The Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Technology short-term certificate program is designed for individuals who are looking to upgrade their current manufacturing skills along with students who are interested in pursuing entry-level careers in the area of CNC machining. Coursework is focused primarily in the area of CNC lathe and mill operation, setup and programming. The courses included in this short-term certificate apply directly to the associate degree in Computer Aided Manufacturing, CNC Technology option.View Full Program Details
This certificate in welding and metal joining contains in-depth hands-on labs which will include MIG, TIG, Stick (ARC), and Ox-acetylene use along with other types of metal joining options and instruction to include sheet metal layout, shearing, bending, riveting, brazing and spot welding. Welding safety, personal protection equipment, and special welding tools will be taught in-depth and used by the students within the lab setting. The other courses within the certificate offer an introduction to the manufacturing processes used in the tooling, machining, the welding industry, a focus on blueprint reading, design using AutoCAD, various measurement techniques and the mathematics necessary to solve applications in welding and manufacturing technology.View Full Program Details