Provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment in the manufacturing/metalworking industry as a machinist, machinist apprentice, or machinist helper.
Responsible for setting up and operating conventional machine tools and CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machine tools.
Advanced students will be proficient in programming, setting up, and operating CNC machining centers. Students will develop proficiency in blueprint reading, shop math, precision measuring, 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 six quarters in length, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.
Students pursuing an AAT or AAS-T degree must complete all college degree requirements prior to graduation. This includes courses that meet the capstone project, diversity, and computer literacy 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
Metallurgy & Heat Treatment
Manufacturing Resources & Research
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.
Optional Electives: Students may also choose to take any course from the Welding Technology program as an optional elective for this program.
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