Manufacturing Technology: Machine Tool Specialization

Associate in Applied Science Degree - MAFT.AAS.V62

The Manufacturing Technology: Machine Tool specialization is designed to provide the student with fundamental procedures for intermediate and advanced milling machine maintenance, operation, and safety procedures in manufacturing. The student will develop practical skills in drafting, metallurgy, fabrication, drilling, lathe operations, and milling. Students will learn in the classroom and lab/machine shop.

The core competencies of manufacturing production taught in this program are based on the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council criteria. The MSSC is an industry-led, training, assessment and certification system focused on the core skills and knowledge needed by the nation’s front-line production and material handling workers.

Students can finish a number of short-term training certificates as they progress through the program, and can join the program at multiple points, depending on assessment results and educational goals. To be successful in the Machine Tool specialization, students should first complete the Manufacturing Production Certificate.

This program was created as part of the Illinois Network for Advanced Manufacturing, which includes 21 Illinois community colleges.

Learn more: Dwayne Musick, email dmusick@kcc.edu, phone 815-802-8516.

Program coordinator: Mark Anderson, email manderson@kcc.edu, phone 815-802-8873.

General Education (8 courses)
Credit hours: 24

  • MAFT 1323 - Lean & Quality Overview
  • * ENGL 1413 - Fundamentals of Writing or higher
  • * BSNS 1603 - Business Communications or *SPCH 1553 - Introductory Speech
  • * BSNS 2423 - Internship Experience
  • * MATH 1113 - Technical Mathematics I or higher
  • * MATH 1123 - Technical Mathematics II or higher
  • ELECTIVE  -  General education (3 credit hours)
  • ELECTIVE  -  Technical education (3 credit hours)

Core Courses (4 courses)
Credit hours: 8

  • MAFT 1112 - Intro to Manufacturing & Safety
  • MAFT 1222 - Quality and Measurement
  • MAFT 1232 - Manufacturing Processes
  • MAFT 1312 - Intro to Manufacturing Maintenance

Industrial Maintenance (10 courses)
Credit hours 31

  • * MCHN 1214 - Machine Tool I
  • * MCHN 1224 -Machine Tool II
  • MCHN 1311 - Precision Measurement
  • * MCHN 1234 - Machine Tool III
  • * MCHN 2314 - Fundamentals of CNC Machining & Programming
  • MCHN 1432 - Millwright
  • MCHN 1442 - Rigging
  • MCHN 1323 - Fabrication
  • * DRFT 2114 - AutoCAD I
  • WELD 1263 - Metallurgy

*Course has prerequisite.

MINIMUM CREDIT HOURS FOR COMPLETION: 63

Machine Tool Specialization A.A.S.
Suggested course sequence

Fall
MAFT 1112 2 cr. hrs.
MAFT 1222 2 cr. hrs.
MAFT 1232 2 cr. hrs.
MAFT 1312 2 cr. hrs.
MAFT 1323 3 cr. hrs.
* MATH 1113 3 cr. hrs.
MCHN 1311 1 cr. hrs.

Spring
* DRFT 2114 4 cr. hrs.
* MATH 1123 3 cr. hrs.
MCHN 1442 2 cr. hrs.
WELD 1263 3 cr. hrs.
Technical elective 3 cr. hrs.

Fall
* ENGL 1413 3 cr. hrs.
* MCHN 1214 4 cr. hrs.
* MCHN 1224 4 cr. hrs.
MCHN 1323 3 cr. hrs.
MCHN 1432 2 cr. hrs.

Spring
* BSNS 1603 or * SPCH 1553 3 cr. hrs.
* BSNS 2423 3 cr. hrs.
* MCHN 1234 4 cr. hrs.
* MCHN 2314 4 cr. hrs.
General education elective 3 cr. hrs.

*Course has prerequisite.

Additional program information

Students who successfully pass all four assessments will be recognized as a Certified Production Technician (CPT) by the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC).


Manufacturing Machine Tool II Advanced Certificate
Curriculum code: MAFT.CRT.V64

The Manufacturing Technology: Machine Tool II curriculum is designed to develop practical skills in drafting, metallurgy, fabrication, drilling, lathe operations, and milling. Such entry-level industrial maintenance positions include, but are not limited to: machine operator, tool and die maker, CNC operator and machinist. The core competencies of manufacturing production taught in this program are based on the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council criteria. The MSSC is an industry-led, training, assessment and certification system focused on the core skills and knowledge needed by the nation’s front-line production and material handling workers.

Learn more: Dwayne Musick, email dmusick@kcc.edu, phone 815-802-8516.

Program coordinator: Mark Anderson, email manderson@kcc.edu, phone 815-802-8873

Manufacturing Machine Tool II Core (16 courses)

  • MAFT 1112 - Intro to Manufacturing & Safety
  • MAFT 1222 - Quality and Measurement
  • MAFT 1232 - Manufacturing Processes
  • MAFT 1312 - Intro to Manufacturing Maintenance
  • MAFT 1323 - Lean & Quality Overview
  • * MCHN 1214 - Machine Tool I
  • * MCHN 1224 - Machine Tool II
  • MCHN 1311 - Precision Measurement
  • * MCHN 1234 - Machine Tool III
  • * MCHN 2314 - Fundamentals of CNC Machining & Programming
  • MCHN 1432 - Millwright
  • MCHN 1442 - Rigging
  • MCHN 1323 - Fabrication
  • * DRFT 2114 - AutoCAD I
  • * MATH 1113 - Technical Mathematics I or higher
  • WELD 1263 - Metallurgy

*Course has prerequisite.

MINIMUM CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR COMPLETION: 45

Manufacturing Machine Tool II Advanced Certificate—
Suggested course sequence

Fall
MAFT 1112 2 cr. hrs.
MAFT 1222 2 cr. hrs.
MAFT 1232 2 cr. hrs.
MAFT 1312 2 cr. hrs.
MCHN 1311 1 cr. hrs.

Spring
* MCHN 1214 4 cr. hrs.
* MCHN 1224 4 cr. hrs.
MCHN 1442 2 cr. hrs.
WELD 1263 3 cr. hrs.

Fall
* DRFT 2114 4 cr. hrs.
* MATH 1113 3 cr. hrs.
MAFT 1323 3 cr. hrs.
MCHN 1432 2 cr. hrs.

Spring
* MCHN 1234 4 cr. hrs.
MCHN 1323 3 cr. hrs.
* MCHN 2314 4 cr. hrs.

*Course has prerequisite.

Additional program information

Students who successfully pass all four assessments will be recognized as a Certified Production Technician (CPT) by the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC).

Program Note

This program is part of the Manufacturing Technology: Machine Tool sequence, designed to give flexible training options depending on the students’ goals. To be successful in this certificate, students should first complete the Manufacturing Production Certificate and the Manufacturing Technology: Machine Tool I Certificate.The next step after this certificate is an associate degree.


Manufacturing Technology: Machine Tool I
Certificate – Curriculum code: MAFT.CRT.V64A

The Manufacturing Technology: Machine Tool I certificate is designed to develop within the student practical skills in precision measurement, drafting, lathe operations, and milling. Such entry-level industrial maintenance positions include, but are not limited to: machine operator trainee, tool and die maker trainee, machinist trainee. The core competencies of manufacturing production taught in this program are based on the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council criteria. The MSSC is an industry-led, training, assessment and certification system focused on the core skills and knowledge needed by the nation’s front-line production and material handling workers.

Learn more: Dwayne Musick, email dmusick@kcc.edu, phone 815-802-8516.

Program coordinator: Mark Anderson, email manderson@kcc.edu, phone 815-802-8873.

Manufacturing Machine Tool I Core (10 courses)

  • * DRFT 2114 - AutoCAD I
  • MAFT 1112 - Intro to Manufacturing & Safety
  • MAFT 1222 - Quality and Measurement
  • MAFT 1232 - Manufacturing Processes
  • MAFT 1312 - Intro to Manufacturing Maintenance
  • MAFT 1323 - Lean & Quality Overview
  • * MATH 1113 - Technical Mathematics I or higher
  • * MCHN 1214 - Machine Tool I
  • * MCHN 1224 - Machine Tool II
  • MCHN 1311 - Precision Measurement

*Course has prerequisite.

MINIMUM CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR COMPLETION: 27

Manufacturing Technology: Machine Tool I Certificate—
Suggested course sequence

Fall
MAFT 1112 2 cr. hrs.
MAFT 1222 2 cr. hrs.
MAFT 1232 2 cr. hrs.
MAFT 1312 2 cr. hrs.

Spring
* MCHN 1214 4 cr. hrs.
* MCHN 1224 4 cr. hrs.
MCHN 1311 1 cr. hr.

Fall
* DRFT 2114 4 cr. hrs.
MAFT 1323 3 cr. hrs.
* MATH 1113 3 cr. hrs.

*Course has prerequisite.

Additional program information

Students who successfully pass all four assessments will be recognized as a Certified Production Technician (CPT) by the MSSC.

Program Note

This program is part of the Manufacturing Technology: Machine Tool sequence, designed to give flexible training options depending on the students’ goals. To be successful in this certificate, students should first complete the Manufacturing Production Certificate. The next steps in this sequence for students who continue after this certificate is to earn a Manufacturing Technology: Machine Tool II advanced certificate and associate degree.


Basic Manufacturing Machine Tool Certificate -TECH V64B

The Basic Manufacturing Machine Tool Certificate is designed to develop within the student practical skills in precision measurement, drafting, lathe operations, and milling for an entry-level position in the manufacturing machine tool industry. Entry-level industrial maintenance job positions include, but are not limited to: machine operator trainee, tool and die maker trainee, and machinist trainee.

Learn more: Dwayne Musick, email dmusick@kcc.edu, phone 815-802-8516.

Program coordinator: Mark Anderson, email manderson@kcc.edu, phone 815-802-8873

Core (5 courses)

  • * DRFT 2114 - AutoCAD I
  • * MCHN 1214 - Machine Tool I
  • * MCHN 1224 - Machine Tool II
  • MCHN 1311 - Precision Measurement

CHOOSE ONE course from the following three:

  • WELD 2062 - Fillet Weld Special Problems
  • WELD 2072 - Groove Weld Special Problems
  • WELD 2172 - Pipe Weld Special Problems

*Course has prerequisite.

MINIMUM CREDIT HOURS FOR COMPLETION: 15

Basic Manufacturing Machine Tool Certificate
Suggested course sequence

Fall
* DRFT 2114 4 cr. hrs.
MCHN 1311 1 cr. hrs.

Spring
* MCHN 1214 4 cr. hrs.
* MCHN 1224 4 cr. hrs.
* WELD Special Problems course 2 cr. hrs.

*Course has prerequisite.

Program note

This program is part of the Manufacturing Technology: Machine Tool sequence, designed to give flexible training options depending on the students’ goals. The next steps in this sequence for students who continue after this certificate is to earn a Manufacturing Production Certificate, Intermediate Manufacturing Machine Tool Certificate, Manufacturing Machine Tool I Certificate, Manufacturing Machine Tool II Advanced Certificate, and an associate degree.


Intermediate Manufacturing Machine Tool  Certificate - TECH V68 

The Intermediate Manufacturing Machine Tool Certificate curriculum is designed to develop within the student practical skills in drafting, metallurgy, fabrication, drilling, lathe operations, and milling for an entry-level position in the manufacturing machine tool industry. Entry-level industrial maintenance positions include, but are not limited to: machine operator, tool and die maker, CNC operator and machinist.

Learn more: Dwayne Musick, email dmusick@kcc.edu, phone 815-802-8516.

Program coordinator: Mark Anderson, email manderson@kcc.edu, phone 815-802-8873.

Core (10 courses)

  • * MCHN 1214 - Machine Tool I
  • * MCHN 1224 - Machine Tool II
  • * MCHN 1234 - Machine Tool III
  • MCHN 1311 - Precision Measurement
  • MCHN 1323 - Fabrication
  • MCHN 1432 - Millwright
  • MCHN 1442 - Rigging
  • * MCHN 2314 - Fundamentals of CNC Machining & Programming
  • * DRFT 2114 - AutoCAD I
  • WELD 1263 - Metallurgy

Course has prerequisite

MINIMUM CREDIT HOURS FOR COMPLETION: 31

Intermediate Manufacturing Machine Tool Certificate
Suggested course sequence

Fall
* MCHN 1214 4 cr. hrs.
* MCHN 1224 4 cr. hrs.
MCHN 1311 1 cr. hrs.

Spring
MCHN 1442 2 cr. hrs.
WELD 1263 3 cr. hrs.
* MCHN 1234 4 cr. hrs.
* MCHN 2314 4 cr. hrs.

Fall
* DRFT 2114 4 cr. hrs.
MCHN 1323 3 cr. hrs.
MCHN 1432 2 cr. hrs.

*Course has prerequisite.

Program note

This program is part of the Manufacturing Technology: Machine Tool sequence, designed to give flexible training options depending on the students’ goals. The next steps in this sequence for students who continue after this certificate is to earn a Manufacturing Production Certificate, Manufacturing Machine Tool I Certificate, Manufacturing Machine Tool II Advanced Certificate, and an associate degree.


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