A machinist is a skilled metal worker who produces metal parts by using machine tools and hand tools. Training and experience enable the machinist to plan and carry through all the operations needed to turn out a finished machine product and to switch readily from one kind of product to another. The machinist's background and knowledge enables him/her to turn a block of metal into an intricate, precise part. All options are an art as well as a skill, and are considered to be demanding occupations. There is a great variety in the construction of dies and molds, depending on the design of a part, the type of materials used, the ingenuity of the designer, and the knowledge and skill of the die and mold maker, who must machine intricate components of various tooling to tolerances expressed in fractions of one-thousandths of an inch. Although no prior knowledge or experience is necessary to succeed in this program, a background in shop math and algebra, mechanical drafting, machine shop, and mechanical skills can be helpful.
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ACCUPLACER Test Requirement: ACCUPLACER testing in math, reading and writing. Any needed developmental courses must be completed before receiving a diploma or an A.A.S award.
Length of Program
CNC Manufacturing Technology A.A.S. 72 credits
CNC Manufacturing Technology Diploma 63 credits
CNC Machinist Diploma 50 credits
Machinist Diploma 32 credits
Multi-Axis Machining Advanced Certificate 9 credits
Fall Semester August
Spring Semester January
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