June 23, 2024


Science It Works

Difference between traditional and technical education

Located on Tech Ridge, Dixie Technical College is one of eight fully accredited technical colleges in the Utah System of Technical Colleges. Every program at Dixie Technical College has an “Occupational Advisory Committee,” made up of local employers, that reviews curriculum and teaching methods several times a year to assure that they are truly preparing students to be successful at work. Students at Dixie Tech get on-the-job training in a specialty skill for a variety of industries.

One of these many fields, CNC Machinists are highly skilled operators that fabricate finished goods from a wide variety of materials and machines. Students learn to machine parts with high precision through the use of blueprints, sketches, or their own designs.

The CNC Machining Program provides training for jobs such as Operators of lathes, mills, drill presses and surface grinders, CNC machinists, CNC programmers, or Quality Control and Inspection Positions.

Students gain the knowledge of the following:

  • Machine Shop Safety
  • Manual Lathe Operation
  • Manual Mill Operation
  • Surface Grinder Operation
  • CNC Lathe Operation
  • Vertical CNC Machining Center Operation
  • Blueprint Reading – GD&T
  • Mechanical Inspection Methods
  • Use of Precision Measurement Tools

Employers are all facing this challenge of grooming their next generation of managers & supervisors. Students in the Operations Management program will gain a working demand of key & critical management disciplines that will validate them as a documented candidate for advancement or additional responsibilities within their current organization. Many students have found themselves qualified for better-paying positions, even while they are still attending classes.

In the Operations Management program students gain knowledge of the following:

  • Develop enhanced skill sets with immediate application in the workplace
  • Gain a working management perspective of: lean management processes
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
  • CPR/First Aid and AED certification
  • 30 Hour Hazwoper and JSA training

Learn more about these Dixie Tech programs.

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