Machining Concepts & Operations

machining concepts & operations
certificate of proficiency
atu ozark

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. Machining 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.

This certificate of proficiency may be applied to the Technical Certificate in Industrial Electronic Technology and the Associate of Applied Science degree in Industrial Control Systems.

Hands-on Learning Opportunities

  • 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

Skills You Will Learn

  • Blueprint Reading
  • Precision Measurements and Safety
  • Machining Technology

Students living in states bordering Arkansas receive in-state tuition.

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. The Arkansas Tech University school code to use on the FAFSA is 001089.

The AR Futures grant could cover your expenses for this credential. Check credential eligibility

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You could work as a(n):

  • Maintenance worker
  • Electronics tech
  • Enstrumentation tech
  • Controls tech

Alumni of our program work at:

  • Tyson Foods
  • ABB Motors
  • Hiram Walker
  • Allied Domecq
  • Tokai Carbon

View the links below to better understand the courses, the course timeline, and who your faculty will be when you enroll as an ATU student.

Credentials that stack with this degree:

  • Technical Certificate in Industrial Control Systems
  • AAS in Industrial Control Systems
  • AAS in Applied Science
  • Bachelor of Applied Science
  • Bachelor of Professional Studies

Students in machining programs at ATU have been recognized at the Skills USA Arkansas Competition with a range of awards.


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