Machinist Operations

Certificate of Proficiency

(17 Semester Credit Hours)

The Certificate of Proficiency in Machinist Operations program prepares students for entry into the manufacturing of mechanical parts.

Students completing a certificate of proficiency in Machinist Operations will be trained in the use of machine tools and Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machines.  In the Machinist OPerations program, students will:

  • Read blueprints, sketches, or computer-aided (CAD) designs
  • Setup, operate, and disassemble CNC machine tools
  • Align, secure, and adjust cutting tools and work pieces
  • Monitor the feed and speed of machines
  • Turn, mill, drill, shape, and grind machine parts to specifications
  • Measure, examine, and test completed products for defects
  • Smooth surfaces of parts or products
  • Modify finished work pieces.

In the production of precision metal parts students will use lathes, milling machines, welders, and grinders.  Machinist operators work in machine shops, manufacturing, and tool rooms.  Employment projects are based on replacing an aging workforce and potential manufacturing growth in the region.

Course # Course Name Hours
ICS 2513 Blueprint Reading, Precision Measurements, and Safety 3
ICS 2523 Machining Technology 3
ICS 2514 Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Milling
(Prerequisites:  ICS 2513 and ICS 2523)
ICS 2524 Computer Numerical (CNC) Turning
(Prerequisites: ICS 2513 and ICS 2523)
3 Hours Approved Welding Elective 3
Total Hours   17

To receive a Certificate of Proficiency, application must be made to the Office of Student Services. Students must be currently enrolled to request a Certificate of Proficiency be awarded.