Machine Tool Technology

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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 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.

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Courses for this program

This is a recommended program course sequence for students who wish to complete their certificate in two years. Part-time students and students starting in the spring or summer semesters can meet with an Advisor to customize their own plan.

Code Course Name Credits
Fall - First Year
ENGL101 English Composition I 3
MATH105 Technical Mathematics 3
MCHT103 Print and Drawing Interpretation 3
MCHT105 Machine Tool Technology I 4
MCHT115 Instruments, Tools & Machines 2
Total Semester Credits
Spring - First Year
MCHT125 Machine Tool Technology II 4
MCHT135 Introduction to CNC Program & Operations 3
MCHT147 CNC Turning and Machine Centers 3
MCHT280 Machine Tool Internship 4
CERT000 Certificate Elective* 3
Total Semester Credits

*Elective courses: Choose from the list of approved courses in the College Catalog.

Students may choose 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.