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Machining Technology (Marketable Skills Achievement Award)


Kenny Smith

668-7731x4426

ksmith@nctc.edu

Machinist typically work at factories, plants, or on construction sites. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, The outlook for machinists is growing faster than average.

Most machinist are employed full-time during regular business hours. As a machinist, you will be in charge of adjusting and calibrating equipment to keep it in good working order. Beginning machinist can expect to make around $15 per hour, while experienced machinist can make upwards of $20 per hour.

The on-campus machining course will teach you layout, blueprints, jig bore and grinder, precision measuring, CNC, lathes, G codes, tool paths, and precision production, all in our state of the art lab.

Upon completion of the level 1 workforce certificate the students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate set-up and use the lathe, milling machine, drill press, power saw, and bench grinder applying good housekeeping, proper safety, and preventative maintenance. Use precision instruments to perform bench work including part layout, drilling, reaming, taping, press fitting, location of hole centers and surfaces; set up power saws for cutoff operation; demonstrate tooling maintenance, and hazardous material handling. Perform preventative maintenance, and interpret blueprints.
  2. Demonstrate operations of CNC machine controls; compare and contrast the differences between conventional and CNC machines; utilize CNC machine applications for machining operations.

In- District students pursing this Marketable Skills Achievement Award typically incur tuition costs of 1600 dollars. This does not include any lab fees, or textbooks. Financing for the program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans, and institutional financing plans.

The program is designed to take one year or 42 weeks to complete and comprised of the following suggested pathway or course of study. This certificate can be completed either face to face or through a mix of face to face classes and online classes for certain classes.

Certificate Requirements

First Semester

DFTG 1309BASIC COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING

3 credit hours

MCHN 1438BASIC MACHINE SHOP I

4 credit hours

MCHN 2303FUNDAMENTALS OF COMPUTER NUMERICAL (CNC) CONTROLLED MACHINE CONTROLS

3 credit hours

TECM 1301INDUSTRIAL MATHEMATICS

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:13

Total Credit Hours: 13