Machine Tool Technology (AS) Industrial & Trade Technology Total Units: 38.5

Term Effective: Fall 2003

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 2005

Associate Degree Requirements:

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:

For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.


The Machine Tool Technology Major 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 knowledge of CNC lathes and mills and CAM are especially in demand. For students interested in a Career Certificate, a Machine Tool certificate is available.

Individuals who complete the Machine Tool 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 program are:

  • Complete 38.5 units from
    • Machine Tool Technology Core Requirements
    • Information Learning Resources Requirement

Machine Tool Technology Core Requirements - complete 37.50 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 51BBeginning Machine Tool Technology2.00
MACH 52Blueprint Reading for Machine and Related Industries3.00
MACH 53Metrology3.00
MACH 61AFerrous Metallurgy3.00
MACH 61BNon-Ferrous Metallurgy3.00
MACH 80AMachine Tool Technology5.00
MACH 80BMachine Tool Technology5.00
WELD 70ABeginning Welding- Introduction to Basic Fundamentals2.00
Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 1.00 units from the following:
LIR 10Introduction to Information Literacy1.00
LIR 50Information Literacy for Research Projects1.00
LIR 110Finding and Using Information1.00

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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