Manufacturing Technologies: Machinist Helper Certificate

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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.

Program Length: This program is approximately two 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 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

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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