Integrated Manufacturing Technology
The rewarding career field of the Integrated Manufacturing Technology program offers students the options of a two-year associate degree program. Courses may be taken during the day or evening, depending on the student’s schedule. The first year, theory and extensive lab work in the following areas of conventional machining are performed: lathes, milling machines, surface grinders, drill presses, power metal cutting saws, layout, and bench-work. Through the constant use of blueprints, the student becomes proficient in conforming to tolerances expected by industry and accepted as normal procedures within the program. The latest electronic equipment parallels the most modern quality control. The second year, two and three axis Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) machining, Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM), Tool and Cutter grinding, Tool and Die Making, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Machining (CAM), as well as an extensive fluid power and pneumatics laboratory, help give the student a better understanding of today’s high technology machining processes. A broad knowledge of metals, heat treatment, shop organization and foremanship is a part of the program. Applicants with a significant amount of previous machining experience will be evaluated and assigned special projects appropriate to their demonstrated skill level to advance their knowledge and skills.
Some of the job opportunities from which graduates have gained employment include: machine operators and setup person for conventional machining, CNC operator, entry level CNC programmer, EDM operator and setup person, job shop machinist, tool-and-die person, research and development machinist, quality control inspector, and self employment.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:
High School Course Recommendations
The following courses are not required for entrance into the program, but they are highly recommended.
Continuing Your Education
Graduates can transfer a full two years of credits toward a baccalaureate degree in Applied Technical Education or Applied Technical Leadership at the University of Southern Maine. They may also transfer two years of credits toward a baccalaureate degree in Business Administration at Husson College.
In addition, the University of Maine has accepted SMCC students into their baccalaureate degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology with a substantial amount of advanced standing credit.