The Machining Technology Program prepares individuals to set up and operate a variety of computer-controlled and mechanically-controlled machine tools to produce precision metal parts, instruments and tools. Machinists typically do the following:
Work from blueprints, sketches, or computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) files
Set up, operate and disassemble manual, automatic and computer-numeric-controlled (CNC) machine tools
Align, secure and adjust cutting tools and workpieces
Monitor the feed and speed of machines
Turn, mill, drill, shape, and grind machines parts to specifications
Measure, examine, and test completed products for defects
Smooth the surface of parts or products
Present finished workpieces to customers and make modifications if needed
Graduates of the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Machining will possess essential workplace skills, such as problem-solving and critical thinking, technical math skills, and demonstrate interpersonal skills, work ethic, accountability and responsibility. They will be able to read, write, and speak effectively in the work environment. They will understand the fundamentals of tooling and machining (both manual and CNC) and their processes.
Of special note are the certificates embedded in the degree; as students progress to completion of the degree, they will be able to earn industry-recognized certificates that prepare them for the workforce.
Level I NIMS (National Institute for Metalworking Skills) Certifications
The Respiratory Therapy Program is designed to prepare graduates to participate in patient assessment, perform diagnostic testing, administer therapeutic treatments, maintain patient ventilation through mechanical support, and participate in the rehabilitation of patients with pulmonary disease. Students and graduates will participate in the treatment and care of patients of every age in a variety of locations. This profession requires an ability to interact and communicate effectively with patients and other health professionals. The respiratory therapist must be able to establish and maintain a rapport with patients, demonstrate an ability to work with mechanical systems, and work with others as part of the health care team.
Preferred high school course work includes algebra, chemistry, and one additional science. Other recommended course work includes Algebra II, biology, geometry, anatomy and physiology.
Upon successful completion of this program, the graduate will be eligible to sit for both the entry-level certification, written and clinical simulation registry examinations of the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). Successful completion of the entry-level and advance practitioner examinations will entitle the graduate to use the Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) and Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credentials, respectively. In addition to the credentials, a license to practice is required by most states, including Ohio.
Upon completion of the Respiratory Therapy Program, the graduate will be able to:
1. Demonstrate the ability to comprehend, apply, and evaluate clinical information relevant to the role as registered respiratory therapy practitioner. 2. Demonstrate technical proficiency in all skills necessary to fulfill the role as a registered respiratory therapy practitioner. 3. Demonstrate personal behaviors consistent with professional and employer expectations for the registered respiratory therapy practitioner.
Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)
Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care Website: https://coarc.com Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care Program Number: 200326
CoARC accredits respiratory therapy education programs in the United States. To achieve this end, it utilizes an ‘outcomes based’ process. Programmatic outcomes are performance indicators that reflect the extent to which the educational goals of the program are achieved and by which program effectiveness is documented. The CoARC’s Outcomes Webpage: https://coarc.com/students/programmatic-outcomes-data/
The welding degree program is designed to provide students with sufficient knowledge and skills necessary to become a successful pipe welder. Content will cover v-groove welds in flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions on both plate and pipe steel. Theory will be augmented with hands-on laboratory instructions.
Upon successful completion of the welding degree, the graduate will be able to:
• Demonstrate cutting skills required in the operations of various welding processes. • Apply industrial field safety techniques in the operation of various welding and cutting processes. • Read and interpret blueprints for welding professionals. • Prepare groove welds in the horizontal, vertical and overhead positions on both plate and pipe steel. • Non-technical courses in the program will focus on improving student’s business, communications, math and social skills.
The Mechanical Engineering Technology Program has a heavy emphasis on automated manufacturing, computer numerical control (CNC) equipment, and flexible manufacturing systems (FMS).
At the completion of the program, graduates will be engaged in designing, manufacturing, testing and developing, inspecting, operating, troubleshooting, and maintaining mechanical equipment and systems. The mechanical engineering technician can be called upon to develop and modify engineering drawings. The graduate will apply the principles of strength of materials, testing and inspecting of components in various stages of manufacturing, testing and calibrating of measuring instruments, determining material specifications, preparing lists of materials and determining cost requirements to satisfy company, government or other contract requirements. The skills acquired through this program also will enable the graduates to perform other tasks in various fields of engineering.
Upon successful completion of the degree in mechanical engineering, the graduate will be able to:
Demonstrate knowledge of manufacturing processes on different machines, tools and materials by operating a variety of manual and/or CNC (Lathe & Milling) machines.
Demonstrate proper use of drafting tools and AutoCAD to produce finished engineering drawings.
Demonstrate basic understanding of hydraulic and pneumatic concepts, components and systems used in the manufacturing environment and in manufactured products.
Apply concepts of statics to analyze and compute the forces on and in structures that are at rest or moving with uniform velocity.
Apply principles of strength and performance of materials to select and design structural components and systems.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR BACCALAUREATE STUDIES
Students who successfully complete the mechanical major may continue their studies toward a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering Technology and/or Industrial Technology at various universities. Further information regarding any of these opportunities is available through the office of the dean or transfer coordinator.
The Electrical/Electronics Program is designed to provide a solid foundation in the principles of electricity. Beginning with basic electricity fundamentals, students move gradually to learn the theory of operations of electric machines commonly used in the industry. Students develop the practical skills needed to work with electrical machinery, electric and electronic machine control devices, and other electronic equipment. The course work includes theory and lab experience in troubleshooting, circuitry, industrial electronics, and electrical machinery practices, as well as programmable logic control (PLC). The program prepares students for positions in industry such as electrical technician, electronics technician, or field service technicians.
Upon completion of the degree in electrical/electronics, the graduate will be able to:
• Demonstrate knowledge of basic electric concepts such as Ohm’s law and Kirchhoff’s law.
• Measure or calculate electrical quantities, such as voltage, current and power in electric circuits.
• Program PLCs to control motors, relays, solenoids, or other electromechanical devices.
• Demonstrate knowledge of operation and characteristics of various types of single phase and three phase motors.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR BACCALAUREATE STUDIES
Students who successfully complete the electrical major may continue their studies toward a bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Electronics Engineering Technology and/or Industrial Technology at various universities. Further information regarding any of these opportunities is available through the office of the dean or transfer coordinator.
The drafting/design technician’s primary responsibilities are to convert technical ideas into graphic form, either manually or by computer-aided drafting (CAD). They normally prepare drawings from sketches and instructions furnished by designers, engineers and scientists for engineering concerns, manufacturers, architects and the government.
Many are employed in research and development or planning departments. The type of drawing work done can include mechanical, electrical, structural, illustration, cartography and piping.
Drafting jobs may be classified as draftsman, design draftsman and engineering designer. The drafting/design graduate is qualified as a design draftsman and is capable of assuming a leadership position.
Upon successful completion of the degree in drafting/design, the graduate will be able to:
• Develop and demonstrate the ability to read, understand and prepare technical drawings using tools and AutoCAD computer software. • Follow established engineering standards for analytical computation, design, and development. • Demonstrate professional traits such as accuracy, neatness, and organizational skills. Demonstrate the ability to read, write, and speak clearly, efficiently, and professionally. • Demonstrate the ability to draw, read, and interpret machine part drawings, electrical/electronic drawings, technical illustration drawings, structural/architectural drawings, and pipe and map drafting using manual drafting.
The Prekindergarten Care and Education Program is designed to provide the educational background needed for graduates to pursue careers in preschool/childcare centers, and to meet state licensing requirements for an administrator as specified by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Licensing Rules, #5101:2-12-25. Students will be required to complete practicum experiences throughout their program in a variety of settings. Candidates will be eligible to obtain an Educational Paraprofessional or Early Childhood Associate License from the Ohio Department of Education. Students desiring to complete this degree should first check with their respective state’s department of education on their eligibility for licensure.
This option blends the early childhood preschool courses, which stress the care of the child from birth through age 4, with early childhood education courses required by the state of Ohio. Requirements for entrance into the Prekindergarten Care and Education program include a state and federal background check. Students should reach out to their local law enforcement agency as to the steps required to successfully complete their records check. The Field Experience Handbook provides the necessary documentation and points of contact for this process. A current (not more than one year old) BCI/FBI background check must be on file at the college at the start of your field experience.
Upon completion of the Prekindergarten Care and Education Program, the graduate will be able to:
• Apply principles of human growth, development and learning to the teaching of young children. • Plan appropriate learning experiences for individual children and groups of children. • Develop appropriate educational practices for young children to promote communication skills, and to foster the growth of skills in problem solving, decision making and critical thinking. • Recognize individual needs and use appropriate teaching strategies to address children’s differences in developmental levels, ethnic backgrounds and learning styles. • Use effective communication skills with children, families and coworkers. • Recognize emergencies and provide appropriate first aid and CPR. • Assist in designing an environment for child guidance, including daily program structure, to create and sustain a positive learning environment for children. • Prevent, recognize and manage communicable diseases including the protection of child care staff members. • Assist in initiating assistance for recognized child abuse and neglect. • Meet the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services requirements for child daycare providers.
The Environmental Science Program, leading to an Associate of Science Degree, is designed for the student desiring entry level positions in environmental science, green collar jobs, natural resources, resource management, or for those students transferring to a four-year institution with the desire to complete a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science. Completed course work also may lead to other fields in biological sciences. Field work, an internship and a portfolio of the student’s work will be required for completion of the degree. The water/wastewater course work provides necessary information to apply for the examination to become a certified Class A, I, II, III or IV water supply, water distribution, wastewater treatment or wastewater collection operator in the state of Ohio.
Environmental Science with Water and Wastewater Course Grid
The Environmental Science Program, leading to an Associate of Science Degree, is designed for the student desiring entry level positions in environmental science, green collar jobs, natural resources, resource management, or for those students transferring to a four-year institution with the desire to complete a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science. Completed course work also may lead to other fields in biological sciences. Field work, an internship and a portfolio of the student’s work will be required for completion of the Associate of Science Degree in Environmental Science.
Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will have:
• An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and environmental monitoring techniques to problem solving processes. • An ability to design and conduct laboratory experiments and to critically analyze and interpret data. • An ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs with realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, health and safety, manufacturing and sustainability. • An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams. • An ability to identify, formulate and solve environmental problems. • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility and understand as well as interpret current law, policy and procedure. • An ability to communicate effectively. • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of environmental solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context. • Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning. • Knowledge of contemporary issues. • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern environmental science necessary for modern environmental practices.