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    Three Rivers Community College
   
 
  Oct 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 College Catalog

Precision Sheet Metal Manufacturing Certificate


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Degree Code: J60

Certificate

Contact: Jodi Calvert - 860-915-9220

The Precision Sheet Metal Manufacturing Certificate includes college-level courses designed to provide students with the ability to perform a variety of work in the field of precision sheet metal. Students will be able to layout and build sheet metal structures and components using manual methods and CNC machines. They will also develop the ability to work in teams and solve industry level problems.

Students will train in two brand new facilities, a new sheet metal facility at Three Rivers Community College and a new welding complex at Grasso Vocational Technical High School. This certificate will allow students to enter into the manufacturing workforce with the skills employers are requiring. Students will have the option to take additional credits specializing in either advanced precision sheet metal fabrication, focused on CNC controlled press brakes, punches and plasma/laser cutting or an advanced welding certificate. Students in the welding advanced certificate option will have the opportunity to earn The National Institute of Metalworking (NIMS) credentials.

This program is currently not accepting new students, as it is being restructured to better suit the needs of our manufacturing industry partners.

English Competency Requirement met by:________________

Precision Sheet Metal Manufacturing Curriculum Requirements


Non Credit Preparation (40 hours)


The below listed non credit courses are designed for remedial training and are not required for students entering from a Vo- tech or Tech ed program.

  • Introduction to Sheet Metal Fabrication Careers
  • Manufacturing Math I
  • Introduction to Blueprint Reading

Total: 15


Total: 15


Grand Total: 30


Students have the option to take an additional 12 credits specializing in either advanced precision sheet metal fabrication or advanced welding certificate.

Fabrication Advanced Certificate Option


  • MFG* KXXX - Manufacturing Machinery - CNC I 3 CREDIT HOURS
  • MFG* KXXX - Sheet Metal: Press Break 3 CREDIT HOURS
  • MFG* KXXX - Sheet Metal: Cutting 3 CREDIT HOURS
  • MFG* KXXX - Capstone Project/ Internship 3 CREDIT HOURS

Semester III Total: 12


Welding Advanced Certificate Option


  • MFG* K128 - Blueprint Reading for Welders 3 CREDIT HOURS
  • MFG* K257 - Welding II 3 CREDIT HOURS
  • MFG* K265 - Welding III 3 CREDIT HOURS
  • MFG* KXXX - Capstone Project/ Internship 3 CREDIT HOURS

Semester III Total: 12


Note:


° Course has a prerequisite. Students should check course description.

English Competency Requirement is met by placement into ENG* K101 , transfer credit, or successful completion of ENG* K096 .

* Indicates common course numbering within Connecticut Community College system.

Students should consult with their academic advisor regarding the minimum number of credits to be taken at TRCC and limits on non-traditional credits.  25% of TRCC degree requirements must be completed with TRCC coursework.  Up to 50% of degree requirements can be fulfilled with non-traditional credit.  Non-traditional credit includes CLEP/DSST exams, Credit by Exam, APL credit, and Military credit.  

Precision Sheet Metal Manufacturing, Certificate Program Outcomes


Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. develop and demonstrate an understanding of manufacturing processes applicable to precision sheet metal fabrication. This includes material handling, manual sheet metal fabrication, CNC machining, welding, manual tool use and machine tool use.
  2. develop and demonstrate the ability to use standard industrial measurement techniques and tools to ensure manufactured components meet stated quality requirements.
  3. develop and demonstrate the ability to read and understand sheet metal drawings and use standard mathematical tools to translate these drawings to construct, layout and cut sheet metal components.
  4. develop and demonstrate necessary occupational skills to allow the student to transition from a school environment to a work environment. This will include communication skills and working in teams.
  5. develop and demonstrate the ability to understand and use the concepts of lean manufacturing.
  6. develop and demonstrate the ability to think critically and identify, evaluate, and solve technical and non-technical problems.
  7. develop and demonstrate the ability to be life-long learners.

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