Machinist Apprentice Certificate

Provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment as a machinist apprentice in the manufacturing/metal- working industry.

Responsible for setting up and operating conventional machine tools and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine tools.

Students will develop proficiency in blueprint reading, shop math, precision measuring, conventional lathes and mills, surface and tool-cutter grinding, general shop machines, CAD/CAM (Computer- Aided Drawing & Computer-Aided Machining), and CNC-turning centers and milling machines.

Included in this program are academic courses in communication, quantitative reasoning, and social sciences that provide knowledge and abilities that enhance personal development and serve as a foundation for technical skills.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Machinist Apprentice certificate, students will be able to:

  • Perform precision machining operations according to industry standards.
  •  Inspect machined parts for quality according to industry standards.
  •  Design parts and programs for computer numerical controlled machines.

Program Length

This program is approximately four quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.

Admission Dates

Summer, fall, winter, and spring quarters, or by instructor’s permission.

Completion Requirements

Prerequisite(s)

None.

Program Course List

MCH 101Orientation/Machine Shop Safety

2

MCH 105Shop Math/Blueprint I

6

MCH 107Shop Math/Blueprint II

6

MCH 109Shop Math/Blueprint III

6

MCH 111Shop Machines & Tools

6

MCH 117Lathes I

6

MCH 121Mills I

6

MCH 122Lathes & Mills II

8

MCH 125Lathes & Mills III

10

MCH 126Lathes & Mills IV

8

MCH 129Surface Grinding

4

MCH 133Tool & Cutter Grinding

5

MCH 202Introduction to CNC

7

 

English Composition

5

Or

Public Speaking

5

 

Any 100-Level Math Class

5

General Psychology

5

COLL 102College Success for All

3

Total Credit Hours:98

NOTES:

English Composition or higher

General Psychology or other social science or humanities class

MCH 105, MCH 117 and MCH 121: Articulated courses with high schools for dual enrollment.

Optional Course

MCH 240Training & Practice

1--10

Note: MCH 240 Training & Practice is designed for specific skills enhancement with the purpose of reentering the manufacturing workforce. Mutually agreed- upon goals will be set and paid for at an hourly rate.