Precision Machining

Our precision machining program breaks the mold when it comes to practical training on superior equipment.

In the precision machining A.A.S. program at Monroe Community College, you’ll get first-hand experience in the most current machining techniques and technology. You’ll work in one of the best-equipped college machining programs in New York State while learning from journeyman machinists with years of professional experience.

Our precision machining associate degree program prepares you for immediate employment. MCC graduates start careers in:

  • Mold making
  • Tool making
  • Die making
  • Machine building
  • CNC machining

In addition, you’ll develop the potential to advance into:

  • Quality control
  • Engineering
  • Supervisory positions

If you wish to continue studying toward a bachelor’s degree, you can take advantage of MCC’s unique transfer agreement with SUNY IT at Utica.

Highly Trained Machinists Find Growth Opportunities in Advanced Manufacturing

The precision machining program will equip you to work in the precision metal working industry. You’ll master the hands-on skills that employers demand. Learn the advanced manufacturing techniques that will make you a valuable employee—and a better candidate for promotion. Your job title could be:

  • Computer-controlled machine tool operator
  • Machinist—aircraft, automotive, or optical
  • Industrial machinery mechanic
  • First-line supervisor of production and operating workers
  • Lathe and turning machine tool setter

Earn while you learn - about 90 percent of our students work part-time. And when you graduate, you’ll have a bundle of skills that are valuable to employers like these:

  • DP Tool and Machine
  • MWI, Inc.
  • Brinkman Precision
  • Optimax Systems
  • CooperVision
  • Rochester Precision Optics
  • Randstad
  • Enpro Industries
  • Seneca Foods Corp
  • Baldwin Richardson Foods

Precision machining A.A.S. students may also be interested in the apprentice training & machine trades program.

To find out more about the precision machining associate degree from Monroe Community College, contact the admissions office at admissions@monroecc.edu or (585) 292-2200.

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PRECISION MACHINING

A.A.S. Degree - Career Program

Department:Applied Technologies

School(s): Applied Sciences & Technologies

CIP Code: 48.0507
MCC Program Code: PM01
NYSED Code (BRI): 227655

Description
This program is designed to prepare graduates for employment in the precision machining industry, with an emphasis on either precision metal working or optical fabrication. It will provide graduates with the academic course work, hands-on skills, and advanced manufacturing expertise required by business. The graduates will have a working knowledge of advanced manufacturing techniques that will make them more valuable to an employer. Completion of the Precision Machining track will enable graduates to enter or advance in such fields as mold making, machine building, tool making, die making, CNC machinist, etc., or employment in other manufacturing areas. Completion of the Optical Fabrication track will enable graduates to enter or advance in such fields as fiber optics, digital imaging, lasers, and other technological applications. (Housed in the Applied Technologies Department)

Program Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate necessary soft skills to acquire a job within a manufacturing industry.
2. Perform manual machine part production to industry standards.
3. Perform computer numerical machine part production to industry standards.
4. Demonstrate measurement techniques necessary for successful employment.
5. Compose machine tool programs necessary for successful employment.
6. Demonstrate written technical communication skills.
7. Apply mathematical skills to solve industrial problems.
8. Interpret engineering models for part production.
9. Follow standard safety practices used in industry.

Employment Potential
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Requirements for Program Entrance
Elementary Algebra with Geometry (or MTH 098 at MCC).

Distribution Requirements

Credit Hours
Precision Machining, A.A.S. Degree, Precision Machining Track
FIRST SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
TAM 101 Machine Shop Theory I3
TAM 105 Machine Project Laboratory3
TAM 121 Mathematics for Machinists I3
TAM 131 Machine Shop Print Reading I3
TAM 141 Machine Shop Laboratory3
Total 15
SECOND SEMESTER: 17 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
TAM 123 Mathematics for Machinists II3
TAM 132 Machine Shop Print Reading II3
TAM 139 CNC Vertical Machine Tool Programming I3
TAM 142 CNC Mill Setup OR
TAM 143 CNC Lathe Setup

3
TAM 205 CNC Machine Project Laboratory OR
TOOLING & MACHINING ELECTIVE
2
Total 17
THIRD SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
MATHEMATICS ELECTIVE*3
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE3
SPC 141 Interpersonal Speech Communication OR
SPC 143 Small Group Communication
3
TAM 245 Computer Aided Manufacturing3
TAM 255 Computer Aided Manufacturing Project Laboratory* OR
TOOLING & MACHINING ELECTIVE
3
Total 15
FOURTH SEMESTER: 17 Credit Hours
ECO 101 Introduction to Economics3
NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE3
MATHEMATICS* OR
NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
3
TAM 155 Tool and Fixture Design3
TAM 241 Advanced Machine Shop Laboratory3
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE2
Total 17
TOTAL CREDITS 64
TOOLING & MACHINING ELECTIVES
CRC 101 Practical Computer Literacy (1, 2)3
TAM 115 Principles of Metallurgy (2)3
TAM 138 Dimensional Metrology (1, 2)3
TAM 142 CNC Mill Setup (1, 2)3
TAM 143 CNC Lathe Setup (2)3
TAM 151 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing for Machinists (1, 2)3
TAM 242 Machine Shop Practice IV (1, 2)3
TAM 246 Computer Aided Manufacturing (1, 2)3
TAM 251 Statistical Process Control (SPC) for Machinists (1) 3
Precision Machining, A.A.S. Degree, Optical Fabrication Track
FIRST SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
TAM 101 Machine Shop Theory I3
TAM 105 Machine Project Laboratory3
TAM 121 Mathematics for Machinists I3
TAM 131 Machine Shop Print Reading I3
OPT 110 Introduction to Optical Technology3
Total15
SECOND SEMESTER: 17 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
TAM 123 Mathematics for Machinists II3
TAM 139 CNC Vertical Machine Tool Programming I3
OPT 135 Measurement and Analysis OR
TAM 138 Dimensional Metrology
3-4
TAM 205 CNC Machine Project Laboratory OR
OPTICAL ELECTIVE
2
Total14-15
THIRD SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
MATHEMATICS ELECTIVE*3
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE3
SPC 141 Interpersonal Speech Communication OR
SPC 143 Small Group Communication
3
OPT 131 Optical Elements and Ray Optics4
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE2
Total15
FOURTH SEMESTER: 17 Credit Hours
ECO 101 Introduction to Economics3
NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE3
MATHEMATICS* OR
NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
3
TAM 155 Tool and Fixture Design3
OPT 151 Optical Instruments and Testing4
Total16
TOTAL CREDITS60-61
OPT ELECTIVES
CRC 101 Practical Computer Literacy (1, 2)3
OPT 135 Measurement and Analysis (1, 2)4
OPT 201 Photo Science (2)4
OPT 211 Wave Optics and Applications (1)4
OPT 213 Optical Processes (1)4
OPT 215 Electro-Optical Devices and Systems (2)5
OPT 235 Advanced Optical Manufacturing (2)3
TAM 138 Dimensional Metrology (1,2)3

NOTE: (1)-Fall Course Offering; (2)-Spring Course Offering
Students currently working in the precision machining industry may substitute a TAM/OPT elective for TAM 105, based on work experience and approval of a faculty advisor.

*Mathematics elective should be selected with guidance from faculty advisor. MTH 104, MTH 140, MTH 141, or MTH 160 or higher will be accepted. Those contemplating a higher level degree should seek advisement for transfer information.

NOTE: All students enrolled in the program should take the MCC placement exam for advisement prior to registration. It is recommended that students have a minimum of 2 years of high school math or place MTH 104 or higher on the placement exam prior to enrolling in this program. Please seek advisement from the TAM Coordinator or faculty prior to registration. Call 585-292-3725 for advisement times.
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