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2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog

Machine Tool Technology, Certificate

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The Machine Tool certificate program gives the students an opportunity to gain a broader knowledge and to achieve a higher skill level in machining than is offered in the one-year certificate program. Students are required to develop advanced skills in planning, designing, producing CAD prints, and setting up and operating machine tools to produce precision parts to specifications. The students receive training in programming, setting-up and operating CNC turning and machining centers.

There is also a general education component integrated into the program to satisfy demands for appropriate workforce skills. Upon completing the certificate program, students have the necessary skills to become employed as an entry-level machinist or a CNC technician.

Successful graduates of the Machine Tool Technology Program can:

  • Enter the industry as industrial machinery mechanics, machinery maintenance workers or millwrights. Career opportunities also exist in construction, manufacturing, fabrication, sales, quality control, supervision, and machine-related self employment.

First Year

Fall Semester

Total Semester Hours: 15

Winter Session

Total Semester Hours: 17

Summer Session

Total Program Hours: 32

Developmental Courses

Students may need to first take some developmental courses  that are designed to prepare students for the college-level coursework in their academic plan. This may add to the students’ completion time. The number of credits students take each semester will determine when the student will complete his/her program of study.

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