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Machine Tool Technology (Certificate)

Study machine tool technology at JCC

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.

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Minimum program credit hours: 30

Program Codes
Degree Option
Hegis Code
Curriculum Code
General Requirements
9 credit hours
ENG 1510: English Composition I

(or higher)

Social Sciences Electives3
MAT 1210: Applied Mathematics for Technology I or MAT 1220: Applied Mathematics for Technology II or MAT 1250: Applied Technical Calculus or MAT 1590: College Algebra/Trigonometry

(or higher)

Core Requirements
21 credit hours
MCT 1240: Engineering Drawing with AutoCAD4
MCT 1270: Machine Theory and Operation3
MCT 1280: CNC Programming of Machine Tools3
MCT 1300: Machine Tool Technology II3
MCT 1340: Manufacturing Drawing & GD&T4
MCT 1380: Introduction to Solid Modeling3
CSC 1330: Introduction to Spreadsheets1
Important Points
  • CSC 1510 may fill the requirement for CSC 1330.
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.