Mechanical Assembler I Micro-Credential

Mechanical Assembler I 

The Southern Tier has roughly 450 manufacturers employing 19% of the total workforce. There is a significant and immediate need for Mechanical Assemblers for many area manufacturers. These micro-credentials develop skills that industry requires, and employers are interested in credentialed employees.

Stackable to Degree Program

The micro-credentials align with requirements for the Machine Tool Technology Certificate and the A.A.S. Degree so students can progress earning stackable credentials: Mechanical Assembler I, Mechanical Assembler II, Machine Tool Technology Certificate, Machine Tool A.A.S. 

Mechanical Assembler I is 16 credits and is comprised of the following courses:

MACH 1040, Precision Machining I (5 cr.)
Learning Outcomes: 1. Demonstrate the ability to identify common shop hazards, appropriate corrective measures and common safety equipment. 2. Demonstrate the ability to read and interpret detail drawings found in a machine shop. 3. Demonstrate the ability to use various hand measurements tools such as mikes, verniers, dial and digital indicators, height gages, go and no-go gages, etc. 4. Set up and operate basic machine tools, such as a lathe, drill press, milling machine, grinder. 

TECH 1030, Manufacturing Methods (3 cr.)
Learning Outcomes: 1. Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the breadth and depth of the field of manufacturing 2. Recognize the strong interrelationships between material properties and manufacturing processes 3. Demonstrate an understanding of basic metal cutting, forming, welding, casting, and polymer processes 4. Apply the basic terminology associated with these fields 5. Demonstrate an increase knowledge and perspective of the manufacturing world in which many of you should contribute your talents and leadership 

MECH 1050, Engineering Graphics  (3 cr.)
Learning Outcomes: 1. Explain and construct orthographic multiview projection. 2. Identify and construct frontal, horizontal and profile planes. 3. Apply the concept of cutting planes to create section views. 4. Identify, apply and construct full, half, offset, removed, revolved, and broken-out sections. 5. Apply the standard dimensioning practices for mechanical drawings. 5. Construct points, lines, curves, polygons and planes using both manual and CAD drafting techniques. 

MACH 1540, Precision Machining II (5 cr.)
Learning Outcomes: 1. Recognize and correct unsafe work practices and institute safe practices. 2. Set up and operate machine tools to close tolerance (± .0005 inches). 3. Document manufacturing processes and procedures.