This program provides foundation skills necessary for workforce personnel whose jobs require knowledge of machine tools. It will provide a credential that indicates to employers that the student has completed fundamental coursework in machine tools. Students will become proficient in the operation of basic machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, grinders, drill presses and precision measurement equipment. Basic courses are designed to build and strengthen knowledge of machine tool theory.

Courses in solid modeling and CNC programming are included to provide an introduction to two specific areas that are important for overall understanding of the field. Students will also develop skills in basic mathematics and writing appropriate to a machinist position.


Minimum program credit hours: 30

Program Codes
Degree Option
Hegis Code
Curriculum Code
General Requirements
9 credit hours
Core Requirements
20 credit hours
CSC 1330: Introduction to Spreadsheets1
MCT 1240: Engineering Drawing with AutoCAD3
MCT 1270: Machine Theory and Operation3
MCT 1280: CNC Programming of Machine Tools3
MCT 1300: Machine Tool Technology II4
MCT 1340: Manufacturing Drawing & GD&T3
MCT 1380: Introduction to Solid Modeling3
Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Read and fully comprehend engineering drawings, and inspect and measure parts made to drawing specifications.
  2. Use basic machining tools, and calculate and identify proper tool geometry, feeds, speeds, screw threads, and tapers to machine parts of various materials.
  3. Set-up and run a CNC machining center, and write and edit the control programs.

Transfer Agreements

Our courses and programs are designed to give you a strong foundation in your area of study. But we know that for many of you, your time at JCC is just the first step in your educational journey. And when it's time for you to take your next step, that strong foundation, coupled with the wide variety of transfer agreements we maintain with several top colleges and universities, will help make your transfer process as smooth as possible. Learn More
It is important when planning your transfer to talk with your advisor about the specifics of each four-year college or university. 

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