Machining is a craft that provides the key to modern manufacturing. The machinist shapes and finishes the metal parts that go into every consumer product. Ridgewater College graduates are in every area of manufacturing including machine operator, plant manager, and sales of machine tools. The lab is state-of-the-art with equipment found in high-tech manufacturing firms like Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machines and CAD/CAM.
 
Course Outline
 
Required Courses
(12 Courses)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
DRFT 1503 Interpreting Engineering Drawings
GSWS 1451 First Aid/Safety
MACT 1800 Manufacturing Computer Applications
MACT 1801 Fundamentals of Precision Manufacturing
MACT 1812 Fixture Design and Tooling
MACT 1822 Applied Math I
MACT 1831 Manual Lathe Operations
MACT 1840 Manual Mill Operations
MACT 1842 2-Axis CNC II
MACT 2803 Precision Grinding
MACT 2811 CNC Programming and Set-up - Mill
MACT 2826 Computer Assisted Machining I
Total Credits: 28  
Note there is a data error. The credits listed in this section total 27 while the section is listed as having 28 credits.
 
Elective Courses
(select 2 credits from the courses below)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
DRFT 1001 Principles of Engineering/Engineering Technology
DRFT 1500 Drafting Basics
DRFT 1502 CAD I 3*
DRFT 2501 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 3*
DRFT 2503 Parametric Design I
DRFT 2950 Special Projects/Topics 1-2*
Total Credits: 2  
 
Elective Courses
(select 2 credits from the courses below)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
GSIS 1502 Human Relations
GSWS 1422 Quality Management
GSWS 1432 Problem Solving/Decision Making
GSWS 1442 Team Development
Total Credits: 2  
 
Total Diploma Credits: 32  

*Credits for this course are variable. See your Advisor about this course.