Jul 17, 2024  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
2024-2025 Academic Catalog

Machining, Certificate

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This program is designed to prepare the student for a career path as a skilled tradesman. Designed to meet the needs of a diverse vocational audience, the machining certificate is for students interested in career fields such as computer numerical control programming (CNC), or tool and die maker pattern maker.

Career Outlook

The U.S. Department of Labor projects employment of machinists and tool and die makers to grow by 6 percent in the next decade. Employees with computer software application skills and the ability to perform multiple tasks have a greater chance for advancement.

Program Learning Outcomes

Learners will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of basic print reading skills including dimensioning practices and calculations, sketching, including orthographic, isometric, sectional, and auxiliary views through individual and group projects, and written assessments.
  2. Apply basic machining principles using lathes, mills, drills, band saw, and various hand tools through lectures, study, and assessments.
  3. Illustrate proficiency in machining and fabricating projects with an emphasis on safety, fixturing, feeds and speeds, tooling, precision, and accuracy through assignments and projects.
  4. Illustrate proficiency in welding with an emphasis on shielded metal arc (stick), exy-acetylene, gas metal (MIG) and gas tungsten (TIG), through assignments and projects.

Total Credits: 10

Total Credits: 9

Third Semester

Total Credits: 9

Total Credits: 8

Total Program Hours 36

* See Northwest State General Education Requirements  for a list of Communications Electives.

^ Prior to taking IND 110 , students should have basic computer literacy in Windows and at least one Windows application.

+ Students must attain a minimum grade of “C” in all courses with a ‘+’ to progress in the program and to graduate.

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