Program Description

The curriculum prepares students to work in the metal processing trades. Emphasis is on basic manufacturing principles. The program qualifies students to seek employment in the areas of instrumentation, mold making, tool and die general machining, industrial maintenance and research and development. The curriculum includes: basic manufacturing principles, technical mathematics including trigonometry, principles of metallurgy, quality assurance practices, tool design and manufacturing, physics of metal processing, computer numerical control machining (CNC), principles and operations of the electro-discharge machine (EDM), and product design.

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

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of basic manufacturing principles.
  2. Apply the skills need for: Instrumentation, mold making, tool and die general machining, industrial maintenance, and research and development.

Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement

Required units: 18

Required Courses

  • MACH 101 - Beginning Metalworking Skills (3)
  • MACH 102 - Intermediate Metalworking Skills (3)
  • MACH 110 - Blueprint Reading (1)
  • MACH 111 - Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (2)
  • MACH 120 - Mastercam (3)
  • MACH 130 - CNC Mill Machining (3)
  • MACH 135 - CNC Lathe Machining (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.

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