Machining is a craft that provides the key to modern manufacturing. The mold maker shapes and finishes the metal molds for plastic injection molding of plastic parts we use every day. 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 software.
 
Course Outline
 
Required Courses
(21 Courses)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
CMAE 1514 Safety Awareness
CMAE 1518 Manufacturing Processes and Production
CMAE 1522 Quality Practices
CMAE 1526 Maintenance Awareness
MACT 1005 Blueprint Reading for Machinists
MACT 1801 Fundamentals of Precision Manufacturing
MACT 1812 Fixture Design and Tooling
MACT 1831 Manual Lathe Operations
MACT 1840 Manual Mill Operations
MACT 1842 2-Axis CNC II
MACT 2501 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
MACT 2503 Parametric Design I
MACT 2803 Precision Grinding
MACT 2811 CNC Programming and Set-up - Mill
MACT 2813 CNC Vertical Machining Centers
MACT 2815 CNC Programming and Set-up - Lathe
MACT 2826 Computer Assisted Machining I
MACT 2827 Computer Assisted Machining II
MACT 2870 Mold Making I
MACT 2872 Mold Making II
MACT 2874 Mold Making III
Total Credits: 52  
Note there is a data error. The credits listed in this section total 54 while the section is listed as having 52 credits.
 
Goal Area 1: Communications
(select 3 credits from the courses below)
Choose one of the following:
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
CMST 121 Introduction to Communication
ENGL 121 College Composition I - Critical Reading & Writing
Total Credits: 3  
 
Goal Area 4: Mathematics/Logical Reasoning
(select 4 credits from the courses below)
Choose one of the following:
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
MATH 109 Elements of Algebra & Trigonometry
MATH 112 College Algebra
Total Credits: 4  
 
General Education Elective Courses
(select 8 credits from the courses below)
Choose eight credits from the General Education courses from the ten (10) Goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum. Courses can be taken from any of the ten (10) goal areas.
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
CHEM 101 Survey of Chemistry
CMST 121 Introduction to Communication
CMST 225 Small Group Communication
ECON 190 Personal Finance
ECON 195 Introduction to Economics
ENGL 121 College Composition I - Critical Reading & Writing
ENGL 122 College Composition II: Writing with Sources
ENGL 123 Scientific and Technical Writing
MATH 116 Trigonometry
MATH 201 Elementary Statistics
PHIL 110 Logic and Critical Thinking
PHYS 100 Concepts in Physics
PHYS 101 College Physics
PSYC 131 Introduction to Psychology
Total Credits: 8  
 
Total AAS Degree Credits: 67