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Machining & CNC

Academic Programs

(H73) Certificate

The Certificate program is intended to provide knowledge and additional training to a student already in the field of manufacturing, as well as a new student to the field who would like to increase his/her knowledge on topics such as machining, tool & die, and CNC operations.

Work and Employment

The program will allow a student to either gain entry level employment into manufacturing fields or have a student already involved in manufacturing increase his/her skill set for greater employment flexibility. Click here for further career information: https://www.svcc.edu/academics/programs/individual/h73.html

Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College
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Total Hours Required - 24 Hours

Major Field Requirements - 24 Hours

  • ELT 120 - Fund of Elec w/ Applied Math (3 Semester Hours)

    This course provides basic electricity fundamentals, basic control strategies and electrical symbols. The class will provide the student with an understanding of basic electrical theory, schematic and wiring diagram symbols, motor theory, wiring and electrical troubleshooting. Conventional current will be used to define current flow. Applied mathematical concepts are incorporated into the course as required for successful understanding of objectives. Semester hour(s): 3 Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week

    OR

    MAT 106 - Applied Mathematics (3 Semester Hours)

    Applied mathematics is a fundamental course for students in technical and career programs. The course includes fundamental mathematics, algebra, geometry, right triangle trigonometry, business mathematics, and statistical concepts which are applied to the solution of practical problems. Scientific notation, metrics and use of the calculator are also covered. Prerequisite: MAT 075 with a grade of C or higher or appropriate placement score, or one year of high school algebra with grade of C or higher, or High School Math 1 with grade of C or higher. Semester hour(s): 3 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week

  • IND 108 - Introduction to CAD (2 Semester Hours)

    An introduction to engineering design and graphics using the latest version of AutoCAD. Basic AutoCAD commands will be introduced and emphasized throughout this course. Development of technical drawing skills including: design problems, sketching, dimensioning, tolerancing, orthographic projection, sectional views, and other viewing conventions. The course will proceed from the basics of design and sketching to applications used in preparing detail and assembly drawings. None Semester hour(s): 2 Lecture/Lab Hours: 1 lec/2 lab

  • IND 118 - Mechanical Systems (3 Semester Hours)

    The course will contain all information needed for a maintenance technician to successfully perform at a high level in their job. The course material will cover mechanical systems focusing on analysis of mechanical components, their relationships to each other, and failure prediction. General rigging will also be covered. Prerequisite: EET 107 (may be taken concurrently) or ELT 120 (may be taken concurrently). 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week

  • IND 125 - Machining & Manufacturing Proc (3 Semester Hours)

    This course is an examination of the use and capabilities of the major machine tool groups, including foundry, their use in industry and the problems and properties of metal fabrication associated with each type. This is a manufacturing technique and basic machining course. Semester hour(s): 3 Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week

  • IND 131 - OSHA Standards (1 Semester Hours)

    Provides students with information regarding basic safety principles in industry. A brief overview of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will be discussed. The primary focus will be on OSHA regulations and standards that pertain to the construction and maintenance of industrial electro-mechanical systems. Semester hour(s): 1 Lecture/Lab Hours: 1 lec. week

  • IND 203 - Adv Machining & Manufac Proc (3 Semester Hours)

    An examination of the use and capabilities of the machine tool groups. An advanced course for students wishing to have a comprehensive knowledge of machine shop operations in terms of set-up, machine feeds, tool and cutter sharpening, and electrical discharge machining. Prerequisite: IND 125 or consent of instructor. Semester hour(s): 3 Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week

  • IND 207 - Computer Numerical Cont Prog I (3 Semester Hours)

    This Computer Numerical Control Programming I course is designed to introduce to students the various processes involved in programming a CNC machine. Setting data points, programming different milling events, set-up functions, and repeat functions will be examined. This course is designed to prepare students who are looking for a position in the metalworking industry. Prerequisites: IND 203, or consent of instructor. Semester hour(s): 3 Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week

  • IND 208 - Comp Numerical Control Prog II (3 Semester Hours)

    This course will build on the CNC programming knowledge and skills learned in IND 207 - Computer Numerical Control Programming I. Students will be expected to program more advanced CNC machining processes, as well as identify the various types of CNC machines and programming functions used outside of the classroom. Industry tours will be a part of the course to give students a basic understanding of the diversity of types and uses of CNC machines. Prerequisite: IND 207. Semester hour(s): 3 Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week

  • IND 250 - Industrial Internship (1-3 Semester Hours)

    Participation in a work experience in an area of technology under supervision of both the college and an employer. Internship objectives will be identified for each student enrolled Prerequisite: Twelve semester hours in major field and consent of instructor. 1-2-3 Semester hour(s) Repeatable : This course is repeatable three times for a maximum of twelve credits. Lecture/Lab Hours: 5-10-15 hours internship/week

  • WLD 106 - Welding Fundamentals (2 Semester Hours)

    This course is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the basics of Metal Inert Gas (MIG) arc welding fundamentals, also referred to as Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and stick welding, also referred to as Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) including the following topics: welding safety, power sources, and wire feeders, machine set up, adjustment and maintenance, identification of welding defects and quality welds, and welding techniques. Training to develop the manual skills necessary to make high quality MIG and SMAW welds is included with emphasis placed in the areas of various joint configurations, single pass, multiple pass, fillet, groove, overlap welds in a flat position. Oxyacetylene cutting equipment setup and safety will also be emphasized. Semester hour(s): 2 Lecture/Lab Hours: 1 lec, 2 lab/week

Suggested Program

First Semester - 13 Hours

  • IND 108 - Introduction to CAD (2 Semester Hours)

    An introduction to engineering design and graphics using the latest version of AutoCAD. Basic AutoCAD commands will be introduced and emphasized throughout this course. Development of technical drawing skills including: design problems, sketching, dimensioning, tolerancing, orthographic projection, sectional views, and other viewing conventions. The course will proceed from the basics of design and sketching to applications used in preparing detail and assembly drawings. None Semester hour(s): 2 Lecture/Lab Hours: 1 lec/2 lab

  • IND 118 - Mechanical Systems (3 Semester Hours)

    The course will contain all information needed for a maintenance technician to successfully perform at a high level in their job. The course material will cover mechanical systems focusing on analysis of mechanical components, their relationships to each other, and failure prediction. General rigging will also be covered. Prerequisite: EET 107 (may be taken concurrently) or ELT 120 (may be taken concurrently). 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week

  • IND 125 - Machining & Manufacturing Proc (3 Semester Hours)

    This course is an examination of the use and capabilities of the major machine tool groups, including foundry, their use in industry and the problems and properties of metal fabrication associated with each type. This is a manufacturing technique and basic machining course. Semester hour(s): 3 Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week

  • IND 203 - Adv Machining & Manufac Proc (3 Semester Hours)

    An examination of the use and capabilities of the machine tool groups. An advanced course for students wishing to have a comprehensive knowledge of machine shop operations in terms of set-up, machine feeds, tool and cutter sharpening, and electrical discharge machining. Prerequisite: IND 125 or consent of instructor. Semester hour(s): 3 Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week

  • WLD 106 - Welding Fundamentals (2 Semester Hours)

    This course is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the basics of Metal Inert Gas (MIG) arc welding fundamentals, also referred to as Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and stick welding, also referred to as Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) including the following topics: welding safety, power sources, and wire feeders, machine set up, adjustment and maintenance, identification of welding defects and quality welds, and welding techniques. Training to develop the manual skills necessary to make high quality MIG and SMAW welds is included with emphasis placed in the areas of various joint configurations, single pass, multiple pass, fillet, groove, overlap welds in a flat position. Oxyacetylene cutting equipment setup and safety will also be emphasized. Semester hour(s): 2 Lecture/Lab Hours: 1 lec, 2 lab/week

Second Semester - 11 Hours

  • MAT 106 - Applied Mathematics (3 Semester Hours)

    Applied mathematics is a fundamental course for students in technical and career programs. The course includes fundamental mathematics, algebra, geometry, right triangle trigonometry, business mathematics, and statistical concepts which are applied to the solution of practical problems. Scientific notation, metrics and use of the calculator are also covered. Prerequisite: MAT 075 with a grade of C or higher or appropriate placement score, or one year of high school algebra with grade of C or higher, or High School Math 1 with grade of C or higher. Semester hour(s): 3 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week

    OR

    ELT 120 - Fund of Elec w/ Applied Math (3 Semester Hours)

    This course provides basic electricity fundamentals, basic control strategies and electrical symbols. The class will provide the student with an understanding of basic electrical theory, schematic and wiring diagram symbols, motor theory, wiring and electrical troubleshooting. Conventional current will be used to define current flow. Applied mathematical concepts are incorporated into the course as required for successful understanding of objectives. Semester hour(s): 3 Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week

  • IND 131 - OSHA Standards (1 Semester Hours)

    Provides students with information regarding basic safety principles in industry. A brief overview of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will be discussed. The primary focus will be on OSHA regulations and standards that pertain to the construction and maintenance of industrial electro-mechanical systems. Semester hour(s): 1 Lecture/Lab Hours: 1 lec. week

  • IND 207 - Computer Numerical Cont Prog I (3 Semester Hours)

    This Computer Numerical Control Programming I course is designed to introduce to students the various processes involved in programming a CNC machine. Setting data points, programming different milling events, set-up functions, and repeat functions will be examined. This course is designed to prepare students who are looking for a position in the metalworking industry. Prerequisites: IND 203, or consent of instructor. Semester hour(s): 3 Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week

  • IND 208 - Comp Numerical Control Prog II (3 Semester Hours)

    This course will build on the CNC programming knowledge and skills learned in IND 207 - Computer Numerical Control Programming I. Students will be expected to program more advanced CNC machining processes, as well as identify the various types of CNC machines and programming functions used outside of the classroom. Industry tours will be a part of the course to give students a basic understanding of the diversity of types and uses of CNC machines. Prerequisite: IND 207. Semester hour(s): 3 Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week

  • IND 250 - Industrial Internship (1-3 Semester Hours)

    Participation in a work experience in an area of technology under supervision of both the college and an employer. Internship objectives will be identified for each student enrolled Prerequisite: Twelve semester hours in major field and consent of instructor. 1-2-3 Semester hour(s) Repeatable : This course is repeatable three times for a maximum of twelve credits. Lecture/Lab Hours: 5-10-15 hours internship/week