Nov 11, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Catalog

Basic Manufacturing: Machine Technology Level I


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Basic Manufacturing Machine Technology Certificate

17 semester hours minimum

This is a 17 credit certificate program designed primarily for our Early College Opportunity (ECO) partners.  The program provides instruction for basic skills to operate and manufacture various parts using lathes, milling machines, surface grinders, band saws and drill presses.  This will also include programming and operation of Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machines.  Students will also have the ability to test and receive up to 2 NIMS credentials (National Institute of Metalworking Skills).  The student may be eligible for a paid internship at the end of the program.  When the certificate is complete, the student will have entry level machinist skills.  All credits can be transferred into the Advanced Manufacturing Machine Technology certificate program and/or the Associate Degree in Technology Studies.

Learners who complete the Basic Manufacturing Machine Technology certificate will:

  • Apply mathematical and technological principles to solve triangles and other geometric and technical problems;
  • Understand and follow basic shop safety guidelines;
  • Demonstrate the use and understanding of all basic semi-precision and precision measuring tools to determine the acceptability of manufactured parts based on accurately reading, interpreting, and understanding blueprints;
  • Operate a manual lathe, turn and face parts as well as full understanding of all thread data;
  • Operate a basic milling machine to square parts, bore, drill, and tap holes and surface grind flat and parallel;
  • Program and Operate both CNC Milling Machines and CNC Lathes;
  • Qualify to earn up to 2 NIMS credentials (National Institute of Metalworking Skills), as noted below:
    • Measurement, Materials and Safety, and
    • Job Planning, Benchwork and Layout.

Program Requirements


  • CAD Elective

Total Program Credits: 17


The candidate for this certificate must have placed at the College level on the Basic Skills Assessment in English and mathematics, or completed the recommended developmental coursework.

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