Design and Fabrication

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Description

The Design & Fabrication career major will take a student to an advanced level of understanding in the field of manufacturing processes currently used in both automated and non-automated industries.   Students will start by converting design ideas into working drawings. The CNC/CAM technology manufactures those ideas into products using machining, injection molding, compression molding and composite manufacturing.  They will receive instruction and hands-on experience in Computed Aided Drawing (CAD) using 3D solid modeling, Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), basic machining principles, advanced Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) machining principles, metrology, injection molding, blow molding and composite molding.  The students will complete comprehensive studies in methods of computerized design, computerized programming, machining (hands on both manual and CNC machining), principles of welding, troubleshooting, and critical thinking practices as they relate to the manufacture of fabricated products.

Application

Applicants must complete a Southern Tech Application for Admission. Additional information and applications are available at the Southern Tech campus and online at www.sotech.edu. Enrollment for this career major is open to partnering High Schools (juniors/seniors) and Adults.

Tuition

High School Student: Free. Adult Student (in-district): $3.00 per hour; Adult Student (Out-of-District): $6 per hour; and Adult Student (Out-of-State): $9 per hour. Additional costs may include books, supplies, and miscellaneous fees.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial aid and scholarships are available for qualifying students.

Program/Courses/Hours

Design and Fabrication Fundamentals
Introduction to Machining 45
Introduction to CNC Milling 60
Introduction to CNC Turning 60
Job Planning, Benchwork and Layout 75
Measurement, Materials and Safety 75
Workforce Staging 30
CNC Milling Programming 60
Computer Aided Design and Machining 90
CNC Basics 30
Total Hours 525
Estimated time to complete (Half Time) 1 year
 
Design and Fabrication Advanced
Introduction to Machining 45
Introduction to CNC Milling 60
Introduction to CNC Turning 60
Job Planning, Benchwork and Layout 75
Measurement, Materials and Safety 75
Workforce Staging 30
CNC Milling Programming 60
Computer Aided Design and Machining 90
CNC Basics 30
CNC Milling Setups and Operation 80
CNC Turning Programming 65
CNC Turning Setups and Operation 80
Drill Press 30
Grinding 30
Milling 120
Turning 120
Total Hours 1050
Estimated time to complete (Full Time) 1 year
Estimated time to complete (Half Time) 2 years
Design and Fabrication Master
Introduction to Machining 45
Introduction to CNC Milling 60
Introduction to CNC Turning 60
Job Planning, Benchwork and Layout 75
Measurement, Materials and Safety 75
Workforce Staging 30
CNC Milling Programming 60
Computer Aided Design and Machining 90
CNC Basics 30
CNC Milling Setups and Operation 80
CNC Turning Programming 65
CNC Turning Setups and Operation 80
Drill Press 30
Grinding 30
Milling 120
Turning 120
Advanced Computer Numerical Control Operations 90
Advanced Computer Numerical Control Programming 150
Advanced Computer Numerical Control Setup 120
Advanced Machine Tool Theory 75
Advanced Precision Measurement 45
Advanced Print Reading for Machining 45
Total Hours 1575
Estimated time to complete (Full Time) 1.5 years
Estimated time to complete (Half Time) 3 years

 

Certifications and/or Credentials

CNC Milling: Operations
CNC Turning: Operations
CNC Machining Center Operation
Job Planning, Benchwork and Layout
Measurement, Materials and Safety
CNC Turning: Programming & Setup
Drill Press Operator
Drill Press Skills 1
Grinding Skills 1
Manual Milling Skills 1
Lathe Operator
NCRC: WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certification

Certifications may vary by Program and are subject to change without notice.

Student Organization:

SkillsUSA 

Schedule:

Adults (Half Time) 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:30-3:30 PM; Adults (Full Time) 8:00-11:00 AM and 12:30-3:30 PM; High School Students 8:15-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:30 PM (students are encouraged to attend 8:00-8:15 AM or 12:30-12:45 PM for curriculum enrichment)

Employment Options:

CAD CAM Programmer, CNC Machine Operator, CNC Machining Center Operator, CNC Machinist, CNC Operator, CNC Programmer, Machine Shop Lead Man, Machining Manager, Process Engineer, Programmer – Approximate Pay Potential: $16-38/Hour(source: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/51-4012.00):

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