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.
The Advanced Manufacturing Technology: Basic Manual Machine Skills Certificate offers both theoretical and hands-on training related to manual lathes, vertical mills, drill presses, sawing machines and hand tools. A student enrolling in the program should have the desire and ability to work with their hands, possess a high degree of mechanical aptitude and enjoy working in a shop environment.
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
Individuals who complete the Advanced Manufacturing Technology: Basic Manual Machine Skills Certificate program are prepared for employment as machine operators in manual machine shops and automotive machine shops.
This certificate is part of a career ladder. Since technological advances and continued expansion of the machine tool industry have increased the demand for well trained, entry-level technicians locally, state-wide, and nationally. Students may choose to complete additional certificates, such as individuals with certificate level knowledge of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines and Computer-aided
Manufacturing (CAM) are especially in demand. For students interested in an Associate Degree, an Advanced Manufacturing Technology major is available.
- Machine a threaded pin to industry specifications.
- When given specific tolerances, be able to determine high and low limits for a manufactured part.
- Mill a plate on a milling machine from a blueprint.