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Industrial Technology Department

Chair: Ken Avery
Phone: (435) 893-2225
Email: alan.hart@snow.edu

Department Webpage: www.snow.edu/industrialtech 

Industrial Technology Department focuses on 4 key programs to instruct students in the most important aspects of today’s job market. You will complete our programs with a knowledge of industry standards, proficiency in state-­of-­the-­art techniques, and the ability to compete in any job market. Our hands-­on classes and experienced instructors insure that your learning experience won’t come just from a textbook, but rather from gaining actual working experience with high-tech equipment and methods completing a variety of projects. 

Disciplines within Department: 

Industrial Manufacturing

Contact:  Colton Nay
Phone: (435) 893-2233 
Email: colton.nay@snow.edu

Webpagewww.snow.edu/manf 

The program is intended for students interested in working in manufacturing settings as a general manufacturing technician for manufacturing, processing, or other production environments. The Industrial Manufacturing Technology program prepares students to install, maintain, diagnose/troubleshoot, and repair complex and integrated manufacturing equipment/systems.

This program is designed to give students a basic knowledge of maintaining and repairing a variety of machines and mechanical systems within manufacturing facilities. Through lecture and practical lab experience students will learn the industrial manufacturing skills needed in today’s industry.

Students pay regular college tuition plus the cost of tools, coveralls, and safety equipment during their training. The purchased equipment is the personal property of the student.

As an industrial manufacturing mechanic, students will be maintaining and repairing a wide variety of machines, mechanical systems including factory machinery, food processing machinery, textile machinery, transportation equipment, and metal fabrication machinery. Students will diagnose mechanical pneumatic, hydraulic, and electrical problems. Students will be working with mathematics, blueprint reading, welding, electronics, and computers.

Students will be required to pass an entrance test with math and reading scores of an appropriate level. If the scores are too low, students will need to plan extra time to remediate those skills upon entering the program. 

Composites Program Outcomes

A student who completes a composites certificate at Snow College should expect to leave with the following outcomes.

Acquire substantive knowledge

  • Students will understand the fundamentals of composite manufacturing and the relationship of composites to the aerospace and related industry.
  • Students will understand that composite manufacturing encompasses planning, production, processing, and implementation of composite products.

Communications

  • Students will be able to produce clear, concise, purposeful, and grammatically correct industry-standard documentation.

Computation

  • Students will be able to use industry standard computations to perform accurate calculations applied to composite manufacturing processes.

Technology

  • Students will be able to effectively use composite technology to accomplish tasks in a dynamic and changing composite industry.
  • Students will be able to produce projects using industry standard technology.

Industrial Manufacturing Program  Outcomes

Students who complete an AAS degree or certificates in Industrial Manufacturing Mechanics Technology will be expected to demonstrate that they have acquired skills/knowledge in the following areas:

  • Manual dexterity – when handling very small parts, workers must have a steady hand and good hand-eye coordination.
  • Mechanical skills – use sophisticated diagnostic equipment for troubleshooting.
  • Technical skills – use sophisticated diagnostic equipment for troubleshooting.
  • Troubleshooting skills – must observe and properly diagnose and fix problems that a machine may be having.
  • Design – must have knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principals involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Mathematics – knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Judgment and decision making – industrial manufacturing mechanics must have the ability to measure the relative cost and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate decision.
  • Operation and control – controlling operations of manufacturing equipment or system.
  • Critical thinking – use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.

Programs within Discipline:

Industrial Mechanics

Contact: Ken Avery
Phone: (435) 893-2225
Email: ken.avery@snow.edu

Webpage: www.snow.edu/indm 

This program is designed to give students a basic knowledge of maintaining and repairing a variety of machines and mechanical systems. Through lecture and practical lab experience students will learn the industrial mechanics skills needed in today’s industry.

Students pay regular college tuition plus the cost of tools, coveralls, and safety equipment during their training. The purchased equipment is the personal property of the student.

As an industrial mechanic, students will be maintaining and repairing a wide variety of machines, mechanical systems including factory machinery, food processing machinery, textile machinery, transportation equipment, and metal fabrication machinery. Students will diagnose mechanical pneumatic, hydraulic, and electrical problems. Students will be working with mathematics, blueprint reading, welding, electronics, and computers.

Students will be required to pass an entrance test with math and reading scores of an appropriate level. If the scores are too low, students will need to plan extra time to remediate those skills upon entering the program.

Industrial Mechanics Technology Program Outcomes

Students who complete an AAS degree or certificates in Industrial Mechanics Technology will be expected to demonstrate that they have acquired skills/knowledge in the following areas:

  • Manual dexterity – when handling very small parts, workers must have a steady hand and good hand-eye coordination.
  • Mechanical skills – use sophisticated diagnostic equipment for troubleshooting.
  • Technical skills – use sophisticated diagnostic equipment for troubleshooting.
  • Troubleshooting skills – must observe and properly diagnose and fix problems that a machine may be having.
  • Design – must have knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principals involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Mathematics – knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Judgment and decision making – industrial manufacturing mechanics must have the ability to measure the relative cost and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate decision.
  • Operation and control – controlling operations of manufacturing equipment or system.
  • Critical thinking – use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.

Programs within Discipline: 

Machine Tool Technology

Contact: Alan Hart
Phone: (435) 893-2250
Email:  alan.hart@snow.edu

Webpage: www.snow.edu/mtt 

Snow College offers a Machine Tool Technology program of 63 semester hours of instruction that prepares students to meet job entry requirements.

The machine tool program is designed to give students a basic knowledge of machining skills. Items covered include: math, blueprint reading, conventional lathe and mill operation, feeds and speeds, grinder operation, and the operation of computer numerical control (CNC) lathes and mills. Through lecture and practical lab experience, students can learn the machine tool operation skills needed in today’s industry.

Students pay regular college tuition plus the cost of tools, coveralls, and safety equipment during their training. The purchased equipment is the personal property of the student.

An Associate of Applied Science degree is offered in this program.

Exact course descriptions and hours for the Snow College Machine Tool Technology program match with other state schools and use national and international curriculum and task lists. There has been a working relationship between institutions to accept student hours and credit. Students have received training at Snow College Richfield campus, formerly SVATC, since 1993. 

Students will be required to pass an entrance test with math and reading scores of an appropriate level. If the scores are too low, students will need to plan extra time to remediate those skills before entering the program.

Machine Tool Technology Program Outcomes

Students who complete an AAS degree or certificates in Machine Tool Technology at Snow College will be expected to demonstrate that they:

  • Have knowledge of machining skills; i.e., lathe operation, milling machine operations, Computer Numerical Control basics, drilling machines, and other machine shop support equipment.
  • Know machine shop safety and rules of conduct.
  • Have a basic knowledge of quality control, measuring instruments, and blueprint reading.
  • Know basic knowledge of cutters and material metallurgy.
  • Can follow the guidelines and standards as set by industry requirements.
  • Produce quality machined products in a safe, time efficient manner according to required specifications.
  • Have a sense of pride in their skills and abilities.
  • Grow in individual ingenuity and imagination.
  • Acquire the ability to lead and help others grow with them.
  • Have an increase individual self-esteem as they receive recognition from a job well done.

Programs within Discipline:

Welding Technology

Contacts: Alan Palmer
Phone: (435) 893-2220
Email: alan.palmer@snow.edu

Webpage: www.snow.edu/weld 

Snow College offers a Welding Technology program of approximately 63 semester hours of instruction, which prepares the student to meet job entry requirements. This program covers all welding processes commonly used in the fabrication, repair, and construction industries. It is taught by welding on both plate and pipe, and using ferrous and non-ferrous materials.

Students pay regular college tuition plus the cost of tools, coveralls, and safety equipment during their training. The purchased equipment is the personal property of the student.

Students have two options. They may obtain (1) an Associate of Applied Science degree in Welding Technology, or (2) complete any one or more of specific Welding courses without completing the degree.

Exact course descriptions and hours for the Welding Technology program match with other state schools and use national and international curriculum and task lists. There has been a working relationship between institutions to accept student hours and credit.

Welding Technology Program Outcomes

Students who complete an AAS Welding Technology at Snow College will demonstrate that they:

  • Have a knowledge of welding technology skills; i.e., safety, oxyacetylene welding, cutting, shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, flux cored arc welding, gas metal arc welding, flux cored arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, blueprint reading, applied math, metallurgy, electrical safety, etc.
  • Have a knowledge of codes and standards.
  • Have a knowledge of tools used in the trade.
  • Have a knowledge of interpersonal skills.
  • Can demonstrate good safety practices in shop.
  • Complete 80% of skill/task lists for each course.
  • Correctly weld in all positions.
  • Have a sense of pride in their skills and abilities.
  • Understand the need to develop hand-eye coordination.
  • Have a feeling of confidence as they successfully complete required work assignments.

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