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AET: Applied Engineering Technology

Students in the AET program which is located at Joliet Junior College Main Campus will have an opportunity to focus on the application and implementation of design theory.  During the first semester, students will participate in both classroom and hands-on shop experience. In the shop, emphasis is placed on exercises and projects that embody the basic processes and operations in using hand tools, layout tools and machine tools such as vertical saw, drill presses, engine lathes, vertical milling machines, and surface grinders. In the classroom, emphasis is placed on the theory related information that is essential to set up and operate machine tools and to perform basic processes and operations in the machine shop.  Students will earn 4 credits for MFG101 (Precision Machine Technology I).

During the second semester, students will acquire knowledge and skills in the use of numerical control and computer numerical control milling and turning machines. The course will also include NC and CNC general concepts and programming procedures. Students will have “hands-on” experience in programming, setting-up, and operating an NC milling and drilling machine and a CNC milling and drilling machine. Students will become familiar with Windows NT and the use of the computer program “Notepad.”  In addition, students will work to develop a high degree of skill in visualizing and interpreting prints. The class work includes the principles of orthographic projection, dimensions and tolerances, the application and interpretation of machining, and welding symbols and specifications. This course also covers the reading of numerical control prints, sheet metal prints, machining prints, welding prints, and instrumentation and control diagrams.  Students earn 7 credits for MFG 111 and 115 (Numerical Controls and Blueprint Reading for Manufacturing and Welding).

Students must have their own transportation to attend.  The class is held during the 3rd time block of Wilco. 

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Wilco Area Career Center 500 Wilco Blvd Romeoville, IL  60446


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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