Manufacturing Tech: Machinist Apprentice
Provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment in the manufacturing/metal working industry as a machinist apprentice.
Responsible for setting up and operating conventional machine tools and CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machine tools.
Students will develop proficiency in blueprint reading, shop math, precision measuring, conventional lathes and mills, surface and tool cutter grinding, general shop machines, CAD/CAM (Computer-Aided Drawing & Computer-Aided Machining), and CNC (Computer Numerical Control) turning centers and milling machines.
Included in this program are academic courses in communication, quantitative reasoning, and social sciences that provide knowledge and abilities upon which technical skills are built and personal development enhanced.
This program is approximately four quarters in length, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.
Admission Dates: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer quarters, or by Instructor permission
Orientation/Machine Shop Safety
Shop Math/Blueprint I
Shop Math/Blueprint II
Shop Math/Blueprint III
Shop Machines & Tools
Lathes & Mills II
Lathes & Mills III
Lathes & Mills IV
Tool & Cutter Grinding
Introduction to CNC
English Composition (or higher) or CMST& 220
Math for Industrial Professions (or higher)
General Psychology (or other social science or humanities class)
Total Credits for Completion
*Articulated courses with High Schools for Dual Enrollment
Training & Practice
Note: MCH 240, Training & Practice, is designed for specific skills enhancement with the purpose of re-entering the manufacturing workforce. Mutually agreed-upon goals will be set and paid for at an hourly rate.
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