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Machine Tool Technology (AS) Industrial & Trade Technology Total Units: 35.5
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Term Effective: Spring 2009


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 Certificate of Achievement, 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 Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this major, 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 Machine Tool Technology (AS) program are:

  • Complete 35.5 units from
    • Machine Tool Technology Requirements
    • Information Learning Resources Requirement

Machine Tool Technology Requirements - complete 34.50 units
APTECH 45Basic Drafting Skills1.50
APTECH 46Introduction 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 53Metrology3.00
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 70Beginning Welding: 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 30Introduction to Information Literacy for Research Projects1.00
LIR 110Finding and Using Information1.00

Term Effective: Spring 2009

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: Spring 2011

Previous Versions:

Machine Tool Technology - effective Summer 2007
Machine Tool Technology - effective Fall 2005
Machine Tool Technology - effective Fall 2003

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.

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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