Program Requirements

Certificate
32 credit hours

Manufacturing EquipmentThe Precision Machining Machinist certificate offers an opportunity for the Precision Machining Operator to get the credentials of a CNC Machinist in just one additional semester. A CNC Machinist qualifies for entry to intermediate level positions in the field of precision machining used in advanced manufacturing.

The CNC Machinist program includes the courses in the CNC Operator program plus the following:

CAD 101 Introduction to Drafting & Blueprint Reading for CAD
3 cr. hrs.
Introduces the student to basic tools and techniques needed in the drafting and blueprint reading profession as applied to CAD. 

MFG 250 Physical Metallurgy
3 cr. hrs.

Introduction to the properties of metals, effects of working metals in various forms and shapes, thermal treatments, phase diagrams, and principles concerning materials science including atomic and crystal arrangements and their effect on mechanical properties.

MFG 235 Precision Machining II
3 cr. hrs.

This course provides a real work, hands-on of machining processes. It’s a continuation of Precision Machining I. The course introduces a wide variety of skills in the machining and finishing of metal products. Includes National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) projects.

MFG 106 Computer-Numerical-Controlled (CNC) Turning
3 credit hours
Learn to set-up, program and produce finished parts on a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) turning center. The course is designed to meet the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Level 1 CNC milling certification.

MFG 111 Computer-Numerical-Controlled (CNC) Milling
4 credit hours
Learn basic to advance programming codes. Set up and produce finish parts within the tolerances that are specified. The course is designed to meet the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Level 1 CNC milling certification.