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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Basic Machining Technology Certificate

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Additional information available on the Machining Technology Department website.

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This Basic Machining Technology certificate provides students with entry level machining and technology skills. Students learn about the hazards of a machine shop including safety procedures, use of bench tools, layout tools, power saws, and various hand tools related to the machine shop. Students learn how to read and understand industrial prints, as well as basic drafting and print standards. This certificate is one of two certificates that build on each another.

* Note: These certificates build on one another. There is also the opportunity to receive more certifications should the student pass the exam NIMS Level One Certification.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Basic Machining Technology certificate program, students should be able to:

  • Maintain a safe work area by demonstrating safety knowledge and proper use of hand tools and machining equipment
  • Read and interpret industry prints, using current drawing standards in dimensioning, symbology, linetypes, lineweights, drawing notes for working drawings, engineering assembly and design related manufacturing drawings
  • Demonstrate basic and advanced measurement processes and skills utilizing common measuring instruments to ensure projects are within given specifications
  • Apply the principles and theory of manufacturing processes and basic operation manual machining operations using lathes, mills, drill presses and surface grinders
  • Perform basic lathe operations (e.g., shaping, drilling, sanding, knurling, turning, cutting, and deformation)
  • Operate a vertical milling machine (e.g., reaming, drilling, boring) within required tolerances

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