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
(27 Courses)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
CMAE 1514 Safety Awareness
CMAE 1518 Manufacturing Processes and Production
CMAE 1522 Quality Practices
CMAE 1526 Maintenance Awareness
CMAE 1528 Career Success Skills
MACT 1005 Blueprint Reading for Machinists
MACT 1508 Applied Math
MACT 1801 Fundamentals of Precision Manufacturing
MACT 1812 Fixture Design and Tooling
MACT 1831 Lathe Operations and Theory I
MACT 1836 Lathe Operations & Theory II
MACT 1840 2-Axis CNC I
MACT 1842 2-Axis CNC II
MACT 2506 Reverse Engineering for Machinists
MACT 2507 Practical Application of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
MACT 2803 Precision Grinding I
MACT 2805 Precision Grinding II
MACT 2811 CNC Programming and Set-up - Mill
MACT 2813 CNC Vertical Machining Centers
MACT 2815 CNC Programming and Set-up - Lathe
MACT 2820 Mentorship I
MACT 2821 Mentorship II
MACT 2826 Computer Assisted Machining I
MACT 2827 Computer Assisted Machining II
MACT 2870 Mold Making I
MACT 2872 Mold Making II
MACT 2890 CNC Turning Centers
Total Credits: 61  
 
Elective Courses
(select 3 credits from the courses below)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
DRFT 1001 Principles of Engineering/Engineering Technology
DRFT 1502 CAD I 3*
ENGT 1103 Mechanical Systems
ENGT 1301 Fluid Power
MACT 2503 Parametric Design I
MACT 2950 Special Topics/Projects 1-3*
NDT 1100 Manufacturing Processes
ONCR 100 On Course
WELD 1190 Fundamentals of Welding
Total Credits: 3  
 
Total Diploma Credits: 64  

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