Degree: Career Studies Certificate
Program Code: 221-883-10
Program Length: 1 Year - 2 Semesters
Minimum Credits: 26
Davis Hall Room 134
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.
Machine Operator (CNC or conventional)
CNC setup technician
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.