Advanced Manufacturing Technology Certificate Industrial & Trade Technology Total Units: 27.0

Term Effective: Fall 2021

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2022

Previous Versions:

Machine Tool Technology - effective Fall 2020
Machine Tool Technology - effective Fall 2019
Machine Tool Technology - effective Fall 2018
Machine Tool Technology - effective Fall 2013
Machine Tool Technology - effective Fall 2012
Machine Tool Technology - effective Spring 2009
Machine Tool Technology - effective Summer 2007
Machine Tool Technology - effective Fall 2005
Machine Tool Technology - effective Fall 1981


The Machine Tool Technology Certificate of Achievement offers both theoretical and hands-on training related to lathes, vertical mills, drill press, hand tools, Computer Numeric Control (CNC) lathes and mills, and Computer Aided Machining (CAM). A student enrolling in the program should have the desire and ability to work with his or her hands, possess a high degree of mechanical aptitude and enjoy working in a shop environment.

Technological advances and continued expansion of the machine tool industry have increased the demands for well trained entry level technicians both locally and state-wide. Individuals with certificate level knowledge of CNC lathes and mills and CAM are especially in demand. . For students interested in an Associate Degree, a Machine Tool major is available.

Individuals who complete the Machine Tool certificate program should be able to find employment as an entry level Machine Tool apprentice, CNC technician, or machine operator. Graduates can find employment in a variety of areas, including machine shops, manufacturing industries, industrial machinery and equipment, measuring and controlling devices, and beverage product manufacturers.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate safe operation of hand tools, power tools and specialized machine shop tools and equipment;
  2. demonstrate the set up and operation of manual lathes and mills;
  3. interpret CNC (Computer Numeric Control) programming language;
  4. accurately analyze and interpret blueprints and create part(s) to specifications;
  5. interpret blueprints and GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing) symbols in order to verify dimensions of a machine part; and
  6. describe applications of design, manufacturing, and fabrication applicable to non-ferrous metals.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Advanced Manufacturing Technology program are:

  • Complete 27.0 units from
    • Machine Tool Technology Requirements

Machine Tool Technology Requirements - complete 27.00 units
APTECH 45Basic Drafting Skills1.50
APTECH 46Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting2.00
IED 190Industrial Mathematics1.50
MACH 51ABeginning Machine Tool Technology2.00
MACH 51BAdvanced Machine Tool Technology2.00
MACH 80AComputer Numeric Control Machining I5.00
MACH 80BComputer Numeric Control Machining II5.00
MACH 161Metallurgy3.00
MACH 162Blueprint Reading for Machine and Related Industries3.00
WELD 170Beginning Welding: Fundamentals of Arc and Gas Welding2.00

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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