Manufacturing Tech: Machinist Apprentice Certificate

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

Certificate Info at a Glance

Type: Certificate

Approx. # of Quarters: 4

Estimated Cost: $8,570.52

Admission Dates: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer quarters, or by Instructor permission

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

Included in this program are academic courses in communication, quantitative reasoning, and social sciences that provide knowledge and abilities upon which technical skills are built and personal development enhanced.

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

Program Requirements

Catalog # Course Name Credits
MCH 101 Orientation/Machine Shop Safety 2
MCH 105* Shop Math/Blueprint I 6
MCH 107 Shop Math/Blueprint II 6
MCH 109 Shop Math/Blueprint III 6
MCH 111 Shop Machines & Tools 6
MCH 117* Lathes I 6
MCH 121* Mills I 6
MCH 122 Lathes & Mills II 8
MCH 125 Lathes & Mills III 10
MCH 126 Lathes & Mills IV 8
MCH 129 Surface Grinding 4
MCH 133 Tool & Cutter Grinding 5
MCH 202 Introduction to CNC 7
ENGL& 101 English Composition (or higher) or CMST& 220 5
MAT 105 Math for Industrial Professions (or higher) 5
PSYC& 100DIV General Psychology
(or other social science or humanities class that meets the diversity requirement)
  Total Credits for Completion 95

*Articulated Courses with High Schools for Dual Enrollment

Optional Courses

Catalog # Course Name Credits
MCH 240 Training & Practice 1-15

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