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CVTC and local high schools have partnered to offer students who are interested in hands on learning opportunities in engineering and STEM careers and opportunity to earn industry credentials in high school and college credit. This year-long academy begins a student's preparation for employment in CNC programming, CNC machining, CNC operation, mold making, and quality control inspection. Students will earn 16-18 credits in CVTC's Machine Tooling Technics program and will be one-quarter of their way to a technical diploma, and earn an industry-recognized credential. This program is great for students who have good mechanical skills and enjoy building or crafting items.
Courses transfer to UW-Stout Industrial Management and Career and Technical Education Training Programs.
You will learn the following:
420-321 Manual Turning Processes
Academy Location: CVTC Manufacturing Education Center (MEC)
420-321 Manual Turning ProcessesThis course is intended to develop the fundamental skill for a career in the machining trade. Fundamental processes include; Manual Lathe operation, basic set-up, lay-out, measurement, turning processes, and tool geometry/sharpening. The format for this class is a self-paced lab with a minimum allowable standard established. This course requires the purchase of tools and measuring equipment required for working in the Machine Tool lab.
421-385 Blueprint ReadingThis course is designed with an emphasis on machine tooling technology related to multiview computer-aided design (CAD-working drawings in 2D & 3D) and manufacturing prints, freehand sketches, and construction layout geometry. Visualization, line usage, working drawings, holes, sections, threads, angles & tapers, and machine details are interpreted from industry standards. Use of the Machinery's Handbook, ASME Y14.5 Dimensioning and Tolerancing documents are applied to geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) with shop drawings/prints.
420-373 Precision MeasurementThis course will provide the theory, technique, and care of the coordinate measuring machine (CMM) and various measuring instruments. The student will apply blueprint reading skills and geometric tolerancing to projects made in the machine shop while applying measuring techniques used with the CMM and basic measuring instruments. The student will be exposed to precision inspection methods as it relates to industrial blueprints, manufactured parts, and the student's projects.
420-322 Manual Milling ProcessesThis course expands on the fundamental skills of the machine shop by broadening the student's knowledge base with Manual mill operation, basic set-up, layout, measurement, drilling and milling processes along with using a variety of milling cutters.
420-300 Machine Shop TheoryThis machine shop theory course will provide the student with a broad theoretical background covering a variety of topics of importance directly related to the machinist and machine tool operator.
420-341 Materials for MachinistsDuring this course individuals will learn the terminology relating to the mechanical, physical, and chemical properties of materials used for Machine Tooling Technics. Materials covered will be the classification of steel, cast iron, aluminum, copper, and polymers. Lab activities will include hardening, annealing, case hardening, destructive test, non-destructive test, casting, molding, welding, and gluing of materials.
16 Credit High School Academy
Registration Status //Open
Academy Dates //August 27, 2019 - May 15, 2020
Days of Week //Mon - Fri
Times //12 - 3 p.m.
Classroom Location //CVTC Manufacturing Education Center
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