Madison College Machine Tool Operations program graduates are prepared to:
- Demonstrate professional ethics: honesty, respect, teamwork, reliability, initiative when dealing with coworkers and supervisors.
- Communicate effectively both in written and verbal formats to customers.
Metrology, Quality Principles and Practices, (Science of Measurement)
- Perform accurate measurements to insure parts meet specifications in the production of precision components.
- Display organizational skills in set up and safe operation of basic machine tools.
Computer Numeric Control (CNC) Machining
- Program and use CAD/CAM computer systems to create tool paths for operation of computerized mills, lathes, and Electric Discharge Machines (EDM).
Tool Making (Manufacture)
- Design, machine and assemble molds and dies.
- Demonstrate fiscal responsibility, accountability, and efficiency to contribute to a productive and profitable business operation.
Applied Engineering/Math & Science Skills
- Apply technical knowledge to read and interpret blueprints; solve math problems; and use appropriate metal and processes for component production.