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Basic Machining

The Basic Machining Certificate program is an entry level, 16 semester hour program that could lead to a 40 semester hour certificate and/or on to an Associate of Applied Sciences degree in Computer Aided Manufacturing. The program prepares basic machine operators in a machine shop. The fundamentals of general machine shop operations are introduced including lathe, milling, and basic CNC machine. This program is often used by local businesses to prepare new hires to begin work in their shops.

Basic Machining Program Outcomes:

Graduates of the Basic Machining Certificate will:

  • Will be able to interpret blueprints and interpret verbal orders into graphic representation, and then create the object utilizing Computer Aided Manufacturing technology through programming, set-up, and operation of various Computer Numerical Control (CNC) equipment, as well as set-up and operation of manual equipment.
  • Grasp the nuances and differences in metal composition and the uses of various metals in creating or repairing parts and equipment.
  • Will not only be able to operate Computer Numerical Control and Machining equipment, but have acquired life and work skills to be successful in the workforce, to include following all safety procedures relative to machine shop operations, and utilization of effective and accurate written and oral communication skills.

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