CAREERS IN MANUFACTURING

  • Program: Machine Tool Technology
  • Course: Careers in Manufacturing
  • Course #: MACH1075
  • Total Credits: 2

Course Description

This course introduces students to the skills, technology, work environment, potential salary, and job placement for occupations in the fields of Machine Tool Technology, Mechatronics (Automation Robotics, Electronics, Fluid Power), Welding and Metal Fabrication, Plastics Engineering Technology, and Engineering CAD (Computer-Aided Design) Technology. This dynamic course includes industry-specific tours, as well as hands-on projects that familiarize students with field practices and shop safety. A technical aptitude assessment will be administered to assist students in determining if a career in manufacturing fits with their interests and abilities. The steps for enrolling in a program at HTC will be reviewed.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Describe the characteristics of a career in Machine Tool Technology
Describe the characteristics of a career in Mechatronics
Describe the characteristics of a career in Welding and Metal Fabrication
Describe the characteristics of a career in Plastics Manufacturing Technology
Describe the characteristics of a career in Engineering CAD Technology
Apply shop safety principles
Determine the manufacturing career fields best suited to individual attributes and interests

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 1
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    None
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park

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