Get hands-on with programs in the Manufacturing cluster, which prepare students for careers ranging including CNC programmer, tool and die technician, welding/maintenance and fabrication, and more.
Get hands-on with robotics and machine repair, and prepare yourself for an in-demand career path with an Electromechanical Maintenance Technician technical diploma from Gateway Technical College. This program provides the skills needed to build, maintain and troubleshoot high-tech manufacturing machines. The perfect candidate is someone who works with their hands, loves fixing things, and enjoys troubleshooting electrical and mechanical machines.
CNC production technicians run full-size CNC machining centers while performing production runs and job set-ups in a manufacturing environment. Coursework covers a variety of relevant areas including; blueprint reading, math, safety, machining technology, tooling applications, work holding, offsets, CNC lathe and mill set-up, gauging and inspection. Through a partnership with Haas Automation, Inc., students learn, hands-on, in the Haas CNC Production Technician Lab, which was developed to give students the opportunity to learn how to work with state-of-the art CNC equipment.
The CNC Programmer technical diploma program gives an overview of essential machine shop practices including machine safety, blueprint reading and part inspection methods. CNC machine programming, set-up and operation will also be covered in-depth. Graduates of this program will have the skills necessary for entry-level employment in a machine shop setting. Special emphasis will be placed on learning the skills necessary to transform raw material into a finished part. Students will be able to apply the techniques learned in lectures within a machine shop setting.
Tool and Die is a great career for those who have manual dexterity, analytical skills, a math aptitude and a dedication to accuracy.
The CNC Programmer technical diploma and a CNC Production Technician technical diploma can take you from “zero to career, in a year.” Graduates of the CNC Programmer program will have the skills necessary for entry-level employment in a machine shop setting. Graduates of the CNC Production Technician program are prepared to develop an inspection plan for machines and reports on the compliance of the parts to design, as well as determine common programming codes and program format. Machinists already employed will find a great way to improve their skill set in both programs.