Computer Integrated Fabrication Technology Program

The Computer Integrated Fabrication Program is designed to equip graduates with the necessary skills to succeed in jobs with a starting salary range of $30,000 - $40,000.  The program emphasizes classroom theory with actual experience.

Students learn about the basic application of: manual lathe and mill machines and advance on to Computer Assisted Design (CAD), Computer Assisted Manufacturing (CAM), Computer Numerical Control (CNC), operating a Cincinnati Plastic Injection Press, and Wire EDM machines.  Students also learn the principles and applications of die and mold making.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are awarded an Associate of Applied Sciences (A.A.S.) Degree.

Course Schedule

Computer Integrated Fabrication Technology A.A.S Degree

First Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
MAT-743 Technical Math*
3.0
IND-126 Precision Measurements Lab
1.0
IND-127 Shop Operations
1.0
IND-128 Blueprint Reading
1.0
IND-184 Mechanical Processes
2.0
MFG-256 Intro to Lathe Operations
2.0
MFG-266 Intro to Mill Operations
2.0
WEL-122 Beginning Welding
2.0
CAD-101 Intro to CAD
3.0
 
Total Hours: 17.0

Second Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
MAT-748 Technical Math II*
3.0
CAD-164 Solid Modeling I
2.0
MFG-238 Machine Processes I
2.0
CAD-230 Geometric Tolerancing
2.0
MFG-506 Quality Assurance
1.0
MFG-257 Advanced Lathe
2.0
WEL-190 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
2.0
WEL-196 Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
2.0
 
Total Hours: 16.0

Summer Semester (Required)

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
MFG-932 Internship
4.0
 
Total Hours: 4.0

Third Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
MFG-305 CNC Operations
2.0
MFG-312 Advanced CNC
2.0
MFG-320 Computer Aided Machining
3.0
MFG-400 Intro to Die Making
3.0
EGT-450 Computer Integrated Manufacturing
3.0
XXX-XXX Communication Elective*
3.0
 
Total Hours: 16.0

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
PHY-184 Applied Physics*
4.0
MFG-326 Computer Assisted Machining II
3.0
MFG-453 Intro to Mold Making Theory
2.0
WEL-710 Robotic Welding
3.0
MFG-422 Jigs and Fixture Design
3.0
XXX-XXX Humanities/Social Science Elective
3.0
 
Total Hours: 18.0

Optional Courses

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
BUS-113 Workplace Readiness
1.5
WEL-170 SMAW
2.0
WEL-213 Fabrication, Layout, Estimating, & Repair
2.0
IND-106 Industrial Pumps & Drive Systems
2.0
IND-185 Predictive & Preventative Maintenance
2.0
IND-116 Pneumatics & Hydraulics
2.0
WEL-181 GMAW
2.0
 
CIFT A.A.S Degree Hours: 71.0

*Course must be chosen or substituted from either A.A., A.S., or Approved General Education list for Applied Science and Technology.

Instructors

Joel Collins 515-574-1936 collins_j@iowacentral.edu