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Machine Tool Technology: Basic Manual Machine Tool Technology Certificate Industrial & Trade Technology Total Units: 4
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Term Effective: Fall 1981


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.

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.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. Grind a tool bit into a right handed turning tool utilizing a pedestal grinder and a piece of high speed steel (H.S.S.);
  2. write a program using G (General Function) and M (Miscellaneous Function) codes; and
  3. describe the differences between X, Y, and Z axis.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Machine Tool Technology: Basic Manual Machine Tool Technology Certificate program are:

  • Complete 4 units from
    • Basic Manual Machine Tool Technology Requirements

Basic Manual Machine Tool Technology Requirements - complete 4.00 units
MACH 51ABeginning Machine Tool Technology2.00
MACH 51BBeginning Machine Tool Technology2.00

Term Effective: Fall 1981

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 2021

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.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.


Certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of all courses with a grade of "C" or better.

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