Program Description

The curriculum prepares students for basic to advanced training in conventional machining, computer numerical programming and operation, advanced operations. The program qualifies students with the central skills necessary for employment in the machining industry. The curriculum includes; programming, setup, operation, code verification, tooling and toolholders, work offsets and tool offsets.

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Explain the fundamentals of Machine Shop theory.
  2. Utilize material for proper function and machine tool methods as it relates to those materials.
  3. Program CNC Mill and CNC Lathes for precision manufacturing.

Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement

Required units: 22

Required Courses

  • MACH 101 - Beginning Metalworking Skills (3)
  • MACH 110 - Blueprint Reading (1)
  • MACH 120 - Mastercam (3)
  • MACH 121 - Mastercam Advanced (3)
  • MACH 130 - CNC Mill Machining (3)
  • MACH 131 - CNC Mill Machining Advanced (3)
  • MACH 135 - CNC Lathe Machining (3)
  • MACH 136 - CNC Lathe Machining Advanced (3)

Earn an Associate of Science Degree With Your Certificate of Achievement

An AS Degree prepares you with the unique skills needed to enter a specialized career field. Earned in conjunction with a Certificate of Achievement, it will open up further opportunities for career advancement.

To earn your AS degree, you will need to complete the general education requirements for an AS degree in addition to the above listed Certificate of Achievement Requirements.

Download AS Degree Requirements


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