Manufacturing Technologies: Machinist Helper Certificate

Provides students with the knowledge and necessary skills for employment in the manufacturing/metalworking industry. Students may enter the industry as a machinist helper. Responsible for helping set up and operate conventional machine tools.

Certificate Info at a Glance

Type: Certificate

Approx. # of Quarters: 2

Estimated Cost: $2,379.40

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

Students will develop proficiency in blueprint reading, shop math, precision measuring, conventional lathes and mills, surface, tool, and cutter grinding, and general shop machines.

This program is approximately two quarters in length, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.

Program Requirements

Catalog # Course Name Credits
MCH 101 Orientation/Machine Shop Safety 2
MCH 105* Shop Math/Blueprint I 6
MCH 111 Shop Machines & Tools 6
MCH 117* Lathes I 6
MCH 121* Mills I 6
  Total Credits for Completion 26

*Articulated Courses with High Schools for Dual Enrollment

Optional Course

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

Note: MCH, 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.