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 Machine Tool Technology: Basic Manual Machine Tool Technology 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 his or her 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 Machine Tool Technology: Basic Manual Machine Tool Technology 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 both locally and state-wide, students may choose to complete additional certificates, such as 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.
- Grind a tool bit into a right handed turning tool utilizing a pedestal grinder and a piece of high speed steel (H.S.S.);
- Write a program using G (General Function) and M (Miscellaneous Function) codes; and
- Describe the differences between X, Y, and Z axis.