Lake Superior State University

Certificate: Manufacturing

Program Description


This one year certificate familiarizes the student with machine tools and manufacturing processes. Graduates of the program will be able to safely and efficiently work with traditional manufacturing tools to perform a variety of tasks such as drill, cut, deburr, tap, mill, grind, thread, face, turn, bore, turn a taper as well as perform machining set-ups, and measure using precision inspection equipment and gages.

In addition to traditional machining, the student will also be able to work safely and efficiently with CNC machines to perform a variety of tasks such as drill, cut, deburr, tap, mill, grind, thread, turn, taper and perform machine set-ups. This program also covers the reading and interpreting of manufacturing blueprints along with the application of principles from the machinery handbook. Finally, fundamentals in the implementation of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) in manufacturing and the use of CAD software for drawing and animating simple mechanical components and linkages will be covered in the program.



Degree Requirements


  • CSCI101 Introduction to Microcomputer Applications 3
  • EGME141 Solid Modeling 3
  • EGME240 Assembly Modeling and GD&T 3
  • EGMF110 Introduction to Machining I 4
  • EGMF130 Introduction to Machining II 4
  • EGMF210 Advanced Machining 4
  • EGRS215 Introduction to Robotics 2
  • MATH102 Inermediate Algebra 4
  • Technical elective 2
  • Free elective 1
  • Free elective 1

Total credits 32



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