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Machine Tool Technology Certificate Industrial & Trade Technology Total Units: 38.5
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Term Effective: Fall 2005


The Machine Tool Technology Career Certificate 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. Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, can view the recommended course sequence. 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 Requirements:

The requirements for the Machine Tool Technology Certificate program are:

  • Complete 38.5 units from
    • Machine Tool Technology Requirements

Machine Tool Technology Requirements - complete 38.50 units
APTECH 55Basic Drafting Skills1.50
APTECH 56Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting2.00
IED 90ATechnical Mathematics3.00
IED 90BTechnical Mathematics3.00
MACH 51ABeginning Machine Tool Technology2.00
MACH 51BAdvanced Machine Tool Technology2.00
MACH 52Blueprint Reading for Machine and Related Industries3.00
MACH 53Metrology4.00
MACH 61AFerrous Metallurgy3.00
MACH 61BNon-Ferrous Metallurgy3.00
MACH 80AIntroduction to Computer Numeric Control Lathe5.00
MACH 80BIntroduction to Computer Numeric Control Mill5.00
WELD 70ABeginning Welding- Introduction to Basic Fundamentals2.00

Term Effective: Fall 2005

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: Summer 2007

Previous Versions:

Machine Tool Technology - effective Fall 1981

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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