The Computer Integrated Fabrication Technology program prepares students for entry level positions as numerical control technicians, general machinists, tool and die makers, mold makers, tool designers, and quality control technicians. During the first year, students will develop a solid foundation in basic machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, and surface grinders. In the second year, students will develop basic skills in CNC programming, CAD/CAM, jig & fixture making, tool & die, and mold making. Upon completion of the program, graduates are awarded an Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS) Degree.
Enrollment Date: Fall Semester
Minimum Required Credits: 60
Campus: Fort Dodge
Department: Career and Technical Education
- Apply basic and advanced skills that are currently required for machine trades or machine trade related industries; engine lathe, vertical milling mac.
- Generate an understanding and appreciation of current manufacturing technologies and practices.
- Apply basic skills that are currently required for machine trades or machine trade related industries for application in computer numerical control systems.
- Utilize basic and complex computational skills for strengthening higher order thinking skills such as; problem solving, decision making, and critical thinking.
- Utilize structured problem solving and team building activities during instruction and by means of manufacturing activities.
AAS Degree Total Hours: 60
Program Requirement: Must pass all core program courses with the prefix MFG with a “C” or better for the semester prior to the one in which they are currently enrolling. Any exception will have to be approved in writing by the Program Coordinator or Division Dean.
Graduation Requirement: Must pass all core program courses with the prefix MFG with a “C” or better.
Because of changes in technology, students taking programs over an extended period of time may be advised to retake courses to update skills and competencies.
Footnotes for Degree Requirements:
1 Required general education course.
2 Required elective course.
3 Institutional requirement.
4 May be substituted with a course from the same category on the General Education Course List .
It is the policy of Iowa Central Community College not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental, or marital status.
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