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ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

(formerly Precision Machining)


The Advanced Manufacturing Program (Computer Aided Machining) consists of classroom and shop learning experiences which will permit the student successfully completing the program to be qualified as an entry-level machinist. Major contact areas covered in the program are machine shop safety; measuring instruments; blueprint reading; operation of general machine tools such as drill presses, mills, saws, lathes, grinders, 3D printing, laser engraving and heat treating. In addition, students will gain valuable experience in the Job Shop course through the design and production of customer projects. (Hours to be arranged by Instructor). A focal point of the Advanced Manufacturing Program is instruction in the programming set-up, and operation of the computer numerical control (CNC) equipment. As well as learning the basics of 3D Printing and Laser Engraving. Apprenticeships may be available with local machine shops and manufacturing businesses.

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Instructor Michael Townsend

YEARS TEACHING: 17 years as an educator.

YEARS IN INDUSTRY: 30 Years in manufacturing (6 years in electronics, 5 years in government programs, 19 years in engineering and design.)

TEACHING BACKGROUND:
Honeywell, Pickens Technical College.

INDUSTRY BACKGROUND:
Honeywell, FW Bell, Metrum Data Tape, Sypris Electronics.

INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS AND/OR DEGREES:
Journeyman Machininst, Government Certified Electronics Technition, Mill Spec. Certified Soldering. CSU and CCA degrees.


EVENING INSTRUCTOR SEAN HENNESSY

YEARS TEACHING:
1

YEARS IN INDUSTRY:
8

TEACHING BACKGROUND:
On the job training of new machine shop employees.

INDUSTRY BACKGROUND:
Machining cell lead in fast paced job shop environment machining high tolerance aerospace components. Mastercam Programming and SolidWorks CAD design for inventors and industry leaders.

INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS AND/OR DEGREES:
Journeyman Machinist Mastercam Solidworks


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