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From Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing Programs

This tool is meant to make hiring easier for Washington’s aerospace and advanced manufacturing companies.

This is an ongoing list of Washington’s community and technical colleges that have aerospace and advanced manufacturing programs. Each listing details credits, program descriptions, skill sets (as taught in each program), contact information, and graduation dates.

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Principles of Precision Machining
Award Type
Short Term Certificate
Anticipated Graduates
Timm Lovitt
Precision Machining
This course covers conventional machining, basic blueprint reading and math; health and safety; and introduction to CNC machining. The course work is divided between lab assignments, lecture and reading/workbook assignments, with a significant amount of lab time dedicated to conventional mills and lathes. The course also covers blueprint reading skills including a basic understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance, applied math skills, basic CNC Machine programming and operation, introduction to Lean manufacturing.
Skill Sets
  • Safely produce a part with in print on a conventional lathe and on a conventional milling machine.
  • Accurately read precision measuring tools within .002”.
  • Read prints to industry’s standards and interpret manufacturing drawings and accurately determine tolerances on a blue print.
  • Visualize 3 dimensional shapes from two dimensional drawings using orthographic projection.
  • Write a basic G-code program to produce a tool path of a given shape Math used to solve typical machine shop problems using Algebra and Plane Geometry to: Accurately determine the upper and lower limits of dimension tolerances; Work though specific shop math formulas accurately; Visualize geometric shapes; Find specific Cartesian coordinates; solve typical machine shop problems using trigonometry.
  • Set up a CNC machine by: finding and storing in the controller the work absolute zero offsets; Loading tools into the machine’s magazine.
  • Correctly establish tool offsets Change wear and diameter offsets to adjust part dimensions to meet print specifications.
  • Safely start up the machine and properly shut it down.
  • Make minor program edits at the machine to change speeds or feeds
  • Write a basic G-code program; Identify and define G-Codes and M-Codes. Write a program that loads a tool and performs a machining operation.
  • Determine thread tolerances Determine the stack of gage blocks needed to set up a sine bar.
  • Find the distance between holes on a bolt circle involving an odd number of holes.
  • Find the lengths of the sides of a right triangle when only one side and one internal angle is known.
  • Determine the internal angles of a right triangle when only the sides are known.
  • Basic principles of Lean/Six Sigma manufacturing principles.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the basic concepts of 5S, Cell Design and Pull Systems.

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12401 SE 320th St
Auburn, WA 98092