Manufacturing Tech: Machinist Apprentice Certificate

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Provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment as a machinist apprentice in the manufacturing/metal- working industry.

Certificate Info at a Glance

Type: Certificate

Approx. # of Quarters: 4

Estimated Cost: $8,570.52

Admission Dates: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer quarters, or by Instructor permission

Responsible for setting up and operating conventional machine tools and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) 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-turning centers and milling machines.

Included in this program are academic courses in communication, quantitative reasoning, and social sciences that provide knowledge and abilities that enhance personal development and serve as a foundation for technical skills.

Program Length: This program is approximately four quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.

Admission Dates: Summer, fall, winter and spring quarters, or by instructor permission.

Prerequisites: None.

Program Requirements

Course # Course Name Credits
MCH 101 Orientation/Machine Shop Safety 2
MCH 105* Shop Math/Blueprint I 6
MCH 107 Shop Math/Blueprint II 6
MCH 109 Shop Math/Blueprint III 6
MCH 111 Shop Machines & Tools 6
MCH 117* Lathes I 6
MCH 121* Mills I 6
MCH 122 Lathes & Mills II 8
MCH 125 Lathes & Mills III 10
MCH 126 Lathes & Mills IV 8
MCH 129 Surface Grinding 4
MCH 133 Tool & Cutter Grinding 5
MCH 202 Introduction to CNC 7
ENGL& 101 English Composition (or higher) or CMST& 220 5
MAT 105 Math for Industrial Professions (or higher) 5
PSYC& 100DIV General Psychology
(or other social science or humanities class that meets the diversity requirement)
  Total Credits for Completion 95

*Articulated Courses with High Schools for Dual Enrollment

Optional Courses

Course # Course Name Credits
MCH 240 Training & Practice 1-15

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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