|The manufacturing industry is making great strides in producing parts directly from computer aided design models. In the next 10-20 years, CNC machine tools will have a new role in the way parts are produced, which may restrict machining operations to just finishing.
||Manufacturing Technology is a career technical education program designed to prepare students for a variety of entry-level positions in a manufacturing environment. These positions may include manual machine operator, computer numerical control operator, CAD/CAM designer, or programmer. |
Classes are designed for first-time college students, re-entry students, and current industry employees requiring skill enhancement or upgrade training. Learned skills may include the ability to operate conventional and CNC machinery, program CNC machinery, operate various CAD/CAM systems and interpret blueprints.