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Advanced Manufacturing Program Overview
The field of advanced manufacturing is a high growth sector of today’s job market, offering a wide variety of career opportunities. IAA offers accelerated certificate and registered apprenticeship programs to prepare students for immediate employment as machine technicians or operators with leading advanced manufacturing industry employers.

The Advanced Manufacturing Certificate program foundation consists of 998-1,063 clock hours, enabling students to earn an additional 750 clock hours for occupational experience and continued skills development through apprenticeship courses.

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS
Program Description
The Certificate in Advanced Machine Tool Technology combines an intense education program that readies an individual for employment at an advanced manufacturing business with a registered apprenticeship program. This certificate addresses the education and training needs of a potential employee and an employer’s need for assurance of productivity before hiring an inexperienced worker.

The Certificate in Advanced Machine Tool Technology program has demonstrated success in educating and employing individuals who have the aptitude, but no prior experience in a technical field. There are two program options for obtaining a Certificate in Advanced Machine Tool Technology. Additional course elective clock hours can also be earned.

PROGRAM OUTLINE (OPTION #1)

Course ID Course Name Clock Hours
MTT101MACHINE TOOL MATH135
MTT102BLUEPRINT READING WITH GD&T135
MTT103INTRODUCTION TO INSPECTION134
MTT104MACHINING PROCESSES I175
MTT105CNC I: G&M CODE PROGRAMMING134
MTT204MACHINING PROCESSES II175
MTT205CNC II: CNC OPERATION175
Total Clock Hours1,063

PROGRAM OUTLINE (OPTION #2)

Course ID Course Name Clock Hours
MTT101MACHINE TOOL MATH135
MTT102BLUEPRINT READING WITH GD&T135
MTT103INTRODUCTION TO INSPECTION134
MTT104MACHINING PROCESSES I175
MTT105CNC I: G&M CODE PROGRAMMING134
MTT108APPLIED MACHINING PRACTICES I180
MTT206ADVANCED INSPECTION AND LEAN MANUFACTURING105
Total Clock Hours 998

ADDITIONAL COURSE ELECTIVES

Course ID Course Name Clock Hours
MTT207APPLIED MACHINING PRACTICES II180

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
CERTIFICATE COURSES
MTT101 – MACHINE TOOL MATH (135 Clock Hours)
(COREQUISITE WITH MTT102, MTT103, MTT104, MTT105, MTT204, MTT205 - OR -
MTT102, MTT103, MTT104, MTT105, MTT108, MTT206)
Machine Tool Math highlights the math in “everyday use” in manufacturing. Select topics from basic arithmetic, algebra, geometry and trigonometry will be taught. The student will also learn how to use a Scientific Calculator. The structure of this class will highlight the relevance of the course material to industry by using “real-world” examples and problems. This course will be led by instructors with strong manufacturing experience who will focus on the math topics needed for a successful career in manufacturing and machining.

MTT102-BLUEPRINT READING WITH GD&T (135 Clock Hours)
(COREQUISITE WITH MTT101, MTT103, MTT104, MTT105, MTT204, MTT205 - OR -
MTT101, MTT103, MTT104, MTT105, MTT108, MTT206)
Blueprint Reading with GD&T is intended as an introduction to understanding blueprints and being able to visualize and understand the intent of the designer or draftsman as presented in a part print. The first step in making quality parts or assemblies is interpreting the drawing correctly and applying the given information to the final product. This course will include a comprehensive guide to interpreting drawings commonly found in manufacturing, beginning with the background of blueprints, looking at the types of lines used on a drawing, and how parts are shown in different views. Dimensioning and tolerances are explained with an emphasis on "Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing" (GD&T) using the "ASME Y14.5M-1994" standard.

MTT103-INTRODUCTION TO INSPECTION (134 Clock Hours)
(COREQUISITE WITH MTT101, MTT102, MTT104, MTT105, MTT204, MTT205 - OR -
MTT101, MTT102, MTT104, MTT105, MTT108, MTT206)
Introduction to Inspection is intended as an introduction to inspection using mechanical measurements. The student will gain the skills and knowledge to perform basic measurements and calculations. He/she will learn how to use precision measuring tools such as micrometers, calipers, dial indicators, and the steel rule. Students will become proficient at reading mechanical blueprints and will learn how to select the proper tool for measurement as well as prepare quality control documents and inspection reports. Students will also learn basics of related topics such as statistical sampling and quality control. Dimensioning and tolerances will be explained with an emphasis on “Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing” (GD&T) using the “ASME Y14.5m-1994” standard.

MTT104-MACHINING PROCESSES I (175 Clock Hours)
(COREQUISITE WITH MTT101, MTT102, MTT103, MTT105, MTT204, MTT205 - OR -
MTT101, MTT102, MTT103, MTT105, MTT108, MTT206)
Machining Processes I covers the machining theory which comprises both manual and CNC (computer-numerical controlled) machining practices. This course outlines the practical applications of safety, measurement and inspection, machine setup, operator skills, shop terminology, metallurgy, and turning/milling technologies as they relate to both manual and CNC machining.

MTT105-CNC I: G&M CODE PROGRAMMING (134 Clock Hours)
(COREQUISITE WITH MTT101, MTT102, MTT103, MTT104, MTT204, MTT205 - OR -
MTT101, MTT102, MTT103, MTT104, MTT108, MTT206)
CNC I: G&M Code Programming is the study of the alpha-numeric language executed by CNC machines. The fundamentals studied in this course will include the format of CNC programs, common G-Codes, M-Codes, as well as materials, speeds & feeds. This course will also further reinforce applicable machine shop related math.

MTT 204-MACHINING PROCESSES II (175 Clock Hours)
(COREQUISITE WITH MTT101, MTT102, MTT103 MTT104, MTT105, MTT205)
Machining Processes II is an advanced course in the set-up and operation of computer numerically controlled and manual machine tools (lathes and mills) including the selection of tooling, understanding the machine functions, calculation and inputs of offsets, and maintaining quality throughout a production run. Specific emphasis on process development and prove-out, troubleshooting, adjusting machine parameters, and determining machine alignment for a production machine tool are discussed.

MTT205-CNC II: CNC OPERATION (175 Clock Hours)
(COREQUISITE WITH MTT101, MTT102, MTT103, MTT104, MTT105, MTT204)
CNC II: CNC Operation offers the student the opportunity to learn and practice CNC Programming using CNC milling machines and lathes. Students will have the opportunity to practice the refinement of previously learned programming by setting up and running their programs on CNC machinery. Advanced programming taught will include sub-programming, advanced compensation technique, incremental programming and application, troubleshooting incorrect programs and editing / modifying programs to meet machine needs or to run on different machines in the shop. Students will also learn and practice machine set-up and operation such as setting and adjusting work offsets, tool length offsets using both touch off and modified “presetting” techniques and cutter diameter/radius offset application. Lathe application will include setting work shifts, geometry offsets and tool nose radius application. Basic 2-D and surfacing will be done using MasterCam version X2 software to introduce CAD/CAM application to the student. As time permits, a final project will be implemented into the course to “tie together” all that has been learned. This is a Mastery Instruction course, where problems are worked out to assure complete knowledge of a concept.

MTT108-APPLIED MACHINING PRACTICES I (180 Clock Hours)
(PREREQUISITES: MTT101, MTT102, MTT103, MTT104, MTT105)
Applied Machining Practices I is a basic course in the setup and operation of computer numerically controlled machine tools (lathes and mills) including the selection of tooling, understanding the machine functions, calculation and inputs of offsets, basic machine code interpretation, and maintaining quality through a production run.

MTT206-ADVANCED INSPECTION AND LEAN MANUFACTURING (105 Clock Hours)
(PREREQUISITE: MTT103)
Advanced Inspection and Lean Manufacturing is a course covering the basics of manufacturing procedures and standards, process documentation and control, inspection of components for compliance to specification, proper calibration, care and use of advanced measurement tools and instruments, and an introduction to the core principles of lean manufacturing for continuous improvement.

MTT207-APPLIED MACHINING PRACTICES II (180 Clock Hours)
(PREREQUISITES: MTT108)
Applied Machining Practices II is an advanced course in the setup and operation of computer numerically controlled machine tools (lathes and mills) including the selection of tooling, understanding machine functions, calculation and inputs of offsets, advanced machine code interpretation, and maintaining quality through a production run. Specific emphasis on process development and prove-out with advanced programming (including wait code and macro logic), troubleshooting, adjusting machine parameters, and determining machine alignment for a production machine tool are discussed).
EXTERNSHIP COURSES
ARA110-INTRODUCTION TO REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP (75 Clock Hours)
Introduction to Registered Apprenticeship prepares the student for working effectively with mentors and introduces the student to strategies they can employ to obtain the greatest learning benefit from the apprenticeship program. Students practice translating academic theories and principles to action to enable them to develop career skills and abilities through carefully planned and supervised programs.

ARA210-REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP I (225 Clock Hours)
(PREREQUISITE: ARA110)
Registered Apprenticeship I is designed to prepare the student for the chosen career area. This course enables the student to further develop technical skills in a workplace environment and experience how technical tasks relate specifically with theoretical knowledge and interpretation.

ARA220-REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP II (225 Clock Hours)
(PREREQUISITES: ARA110, ARA210)
Registered Apprenticeship II builds upon the knowledge and skills learned in Apprenticeship I. Students learned the interrelationship between theoretical knowledge and workplace skills, and will build proficiency in their occupational skills, as well as begin to utilize the process of self-evaluation.

ARA230-REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP III (225 Clock Hours)
(PREREQUISITES: ARA110, ARA210, ARA220)
Registered Apprenticeship III is the culmination of the student’s integration of theoretical knowledge and interpretation with carefully-mentored workplace experiences. Students will complete the process of becoming proficient in their occupational skills and be able to analyze and report areas of improvement to better meet business needs.

RA310-REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP IV (225 Clock Hours)
(PREREQUISITES: ARA110, ARA210, ARA220, ARA230)
Registered Apprenticeship IV is the beginning transition between guided mentorship and occupational independence. Students will continue to develop proficiency in their occupational skills with further reduction in mentoring, develop plans to meet longer-term occupational goals, and increase quality and quantity of work output.

ARA320-REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP V (225 Clock Hours)
(PREREQUISITES: ARA110, ARA210, ARA220, ARA230, ARA310)
Registered Apprenticeship V continues the transition toward independence and proficiency in the workplace. Students perform occupational duties under minimal mentorship, proactively seeking assistance and further competency development regularly to reach metrics and goals. Students will begin to develop long term goals for professional development.

ARA330-REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP VI (225 Clock Hours)
(PREREQUISITES: ARA110, ARA210, ARA220, ARA230, ARA310, ARA320)
Registered Apprenticeship VI is the final phase in the transition from apprentice to fully-titled professional. Students will demonstrate competency in all apprenticeship metrics on a consistent basis and proactively seek assistance as needed to perform their occupational role with excellence. Students will actively develop plans to meet long term professional goals.

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