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Precision Machining Certificate

Precision Machining

Purpose: Good machinists are in high demand across the nation. It is the machinist who is responsible for forming out of the various metal designs which the engineer sends to them in the form of a blueprint. It requires a great deal of skills to be able to machine very detailed parts by using lathes, milling machines and grinders. The instruction received from the program of study should result in more rapid advancement and reduce new employee training time once employment has been obtained.   This program will prepare students to be CNC programmers and/or operators leading to full-time employment.

Occupational Objectives:

Machine Operator (CNC or conventional)
CNC setup technician
CNC programmer
Admission Requirements: Students must meet the general admission requirements established by the College.

Program Requirements: The Precision Machining Program is designed to provide students with an introduction to the machining industry. The curriculum will be developed by using a combination of lectures, in-class demonstrations, and videos.  The curriculum will also be developed around the following equipment: CAD/CAM, lathes, mills drill press, surface grinders, CNC lathe and CNC mill.  The students will develop skills in blueprint reading, mathematics, drafting, and soft skills to better prepare the students for employment.  Students successfully completing the two semesters in this program will receive a career studies certificate in Precision Machining.

Course NumberCourse TItleLecture HoursLab HoursCourse Credits
First Semester
ITE 102Computers & Information Systems101
SAF 127Industry Safety202
MAC 161Machine Shop Practices I233
MAC 162Machine Shop Practices II233
DRF 161Blueprint Reading I132
Second Semester
MAC 163Machine Shop Practices III233
MAC 164Machine Shop Practices IV233
MAC 150Introduction to CAM122
MAC 121Numerical Control I223
MAC 122Numerical Control II223
SDV 106Preparation for Employment101

Total Minimum Credits for the Career Studies Certificate in Precision Machining Technology  ... 26

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Industry & Manufacturing Path

Degree: Career Studies Certificate
Program Code: 221-883-10
Program Length: 1 Year – 2 Semesters
Minimum Credits: 26

Program Degree Completion Plan 

Program Advisor
Steven Olinger
Davis Hall Room 134