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Precision Machining

Associate Applied Science - Transfer

If you’d like a high-paying career upon graduating from BTC, then you should consider Precision Machining. You’ll be prepared to work right away as a machinist; with experience you can advance to positions such as journey level machinist, tool programmer, CNC operator/programmer or engineer.

You’ll learn how to use machine tools such as lathes, drill presses, and milling machines, plus blueprint reading, basic CNC programming and machine processes. Employers who hire graduates from the Precision Machining program include aircraft, boat, and automobile manufacturers, industrial machinery firms, and machine shops.

Program Facts

Average annual income $44,163

Wage potential $60,694 annually

Employment and wage data sources


Jobs & Employment

Employment of machinists is expected to increase and employment of CNC operators is expected to increase. The average annual wage in this field is $44,163, with an earning potential of about $60,694 per year.*

Criminal convictions may restrict or prevent student participation with internships and employment in this industry.

Potential Positions

Although most program graduates work as machinists, with experience, graduates can advance to positions such as journey level machinist, tool programmer, CNC operator/programmer, manager, engineer and machine and shop tools sales and service representative.

In addition, some graduates are self-employed. Around the country, most machinists work in small machining shops or in manufacturing firms that produce durable goods, such as metalworking and industrial machinery, aircraft, or motor vehicles.

Courses

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  • Quarter 1
  • MACH 100Introduction/Safety/Environment1 credits

    This course will provide the student with an overview of the Machine Technology program, College and program policies and procedures, student equipment requirements, machine occupations and material safety data. Prerequisites: program enrollment.

    Prerequisite:
    Program enrollment.
  • MACH 101Machine Theory I2 credits

    This course is designed to cover basic machine tool operation and safety on grinders, lathes, and drills. Prerequisites: program enrollment. This class is to be taken in conjunction with Machining 119


    Future Offerings
    9/25-12/11TTh 8:00a-9:25aHALFACRE JWaitlisted: 0
    9/25-12/11TTh12:00p-1:00pHALFACRE JOpenings: 3
    9/25-12/11TTh12:00p-1:00pHALFACRE JOpenings: 1
  • MACH 119Machine Fundamentals I A5 credits

    This lab course provides for basic experience using pedestal grinders, hand tools, metal cutting drills, and lathes. Prerequisites: taken in conjunction with MACH 101.


    Future Offerings
    9/29-12/10MW 8:00a-12:55pHALFACRE JWaitlisted: 0
    9/29-12/10MW 2:00p-2:55pHALFACRE JOpenings: 3
     MW 3:00p-5:50pHALFACRE J
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    9/29-12/10MW 2:00p-2:55pHALFACRE JOpenings: 1
     MW 3:00p-6:00pHALFACRE J
     MWJOHNSON J
  • MACH 120Machine Fundamentals I B5 credits

    Building on the knowledge acquired in MACH 119, this course provides additional training and opportunities for students to apply knowledge and skills in the shop environment using lathes, grinders and drill presses. Prerequisites: Completion of MACH 119.

    Prerequisite:
    Prerequisites: Completion of MACH 119.

    Future Offerings
    9/25-12/12TTh 9:30a-3:00pHALFACRE JWaitlisted: 0
     F 8:00a-12:55pHALFACRE J
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    9/25-12/12TThF 1:00p-1:55pHALFACRE JOpenings: 3
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    9/25-12/12TThF 1:00p-1:55pHALFACRE JOpenings: 1
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  • MACH 131Blueprint Reading I4 credits

    This course provides instruction for development in print reading using basic sketching techniques, lettering, dimensioning, lines and makeup of a print as a form of communication. Prerequisites: Concurrent with Mach 120


    Future Offerings
    9/26-12/12MWF 1:00p-1:50pHALFACRE JWaitlisted: 0
    9/26-12/12MWF12:00p-1:55pHALFACRE JOpenings: 3
    9/26-12/12MWF12:00p-1:55pHALFACRE JOpenings: 2
  • MATH& 141 *Precalculus I5 credits

    The focus of this course will be functions. Students manipulate and graph linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and quadratic functions. The course will also cover systems of equations, matrices and determinants, and their applications.

    Prerequisite:
    BTC College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099.

    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • Quarter 2
  • ENGL& 101 *English Composition I5 credits

    A composition course in which students read, analyze, and write essays using a variety of rhetorical strategies, as well as develop and verbally express ideas clearly and effectively. The critical reading of essays will provide a basis for the student's own critical writing, which will reflect a command of college-level literacy standards. Attention to writing fundamentals and stylistic techniques will also be included. Word processing, email and internet knowledge required.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

    Future Offerings
    1/8-3/26TTh 9:00a-11:05aSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/8-3/26TTh12:00p-2:05pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/25MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/26Online NEWTON DOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/26Online NEWTON DOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/7-6/23Online NEWTON DOpenings: 26
    4/7-6/23Online NEWTON DOpenings: 26
  • MACH 122Machine Fundamentals II2 credits

    This lab course is a continuation of Machine Fundamentals I, exploring the set up and operation of saws, manual mills, and precision grinders. Prerequisites: Machine Fundamentals I; this course is to be taken in conjunction with Machine Technology II.

    Prerequisite:
    MACH 120

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/11TTh 1:00p-2:30pJOHNSON JOpenings: 19
  • MACH 132Blueprint Reading II4 credits

    This course covers thread forms and specifications, metric dimensions and symbols, geometric tolerances and gear formulas. Prerequisites: Blueprint reading I.

    Prerequisite:
    MACH 131

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/12DAILY 8:00p-9:00pJOHNSON JOpenings: 19
  • MACH 241Introduction to CNC Machining8 credits

    This course teaches the operation and programming of the HAAS CNC lathe and the Bridgeport EZ Trac milling machine. Also taught is the basic rapid, linear and circular G codes needed for machine operation.


    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/12DAILY 9:00a-11:30aJOHNSON JOpenings: 19
  • QA 101Measuring Instruments4 credits

    Introduction to the use of various types of precision measuring tools.


    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/12DAILY11:30a-12:30pJOHNSON JOpenings: 19
  • Quarter 3
  • CMST& 210 *Interpersonal Communications5 credits

    Designed to introduce students to the application of basic interpersonal communication theory, with a focus on achieving success in the workplace. Topics explored include self-awareness, self-disclosure, conversation skills, relationship development and maintenance, assertiveness, teamwork and group dynamics, conflict management strategies, and diversity issues.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/25MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/8-6/22MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23TTh12:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • MACH 143CAD for Machining5 credits

    This course is an introduction to CAD (Computer Aided Design) with emphasis on machining applications. Students have immediate hands-on computer usage while applying basic command concepts and terminology. These include basic drawing and editing techniques, and are reinforced with exercises and practice tests designed to help students reach an in-depth understanding.


    Future Offerings
    1/8-3/26TTh 8:00a-12:00pSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • MACH 242CNC Programming and Operation8 credits

    This course teaches complete manual programming and operation of the CNC milling machine and also basic computer commands. Prerequisites: Completion of all theory, blueprint reading, and mathematics related to the program.

    Prerequisite:
    Completion of all theory, blueprint reading, and mathematics related to the program.

    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/25MWF 8:00a-12:00pSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • QA 102Principles of Manufacturing4 credits

    This course will summarize the history and evolution of turning stuff into things. It will highlight major manufacturing developments pre-Roman through the Industrial Revolution; examine the rapid advances from WW1 to the advent of computers; then focus on modern manufacturing materials and the systems and processes that turn this material into products. The definition, management, engineering and economics, of quality improvement will inform discussions of methods and materials, equipment and processes.


    Future Offerings
    1/8-3/26TTh 1:00p-2:30pSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • Quarter 4
  • CAP 101Introduction to Computer Applications5 credits

    Students will learn to use a personal computer and gain a basic understanding of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. They will also become familiar with basic computer hardware components and internet usage. If you have little or no experience with computers consider taking BAS 020 COMPUTER BASICS prior to taking CAP 101. For off-campus work, a Windows-based computer is required.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer score: 71 Reading

    Future Offerings
    1/8-3/17TTh11:30a-2:30pBABIN COpenings: 24
    1/8-3/17TTh 3:00p-6:00pBABIN COpenings: 24
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    1/7-3/25MWF12:00p-1:30pSTAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/11TTh11:30a-2:30pBABIN COpenings: 24
    4/7-6/11TTh 3:00p-6:00pBABIN COpenings: 24
    4/7-6/11TTh10:00a-12:00pSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • CTE 108Job Skills1 credits

    This course provides students with the foundation for job preparation and job searching. Students will identify their qualifications for their chosen career; identify what employers look for in strong candidates; build resumes and cover letters; gain tips on completing applications; job and informational interviewing; as well as job searching, professional networking, and tips for setting up a successful career. This is a hybrid course that includes a combination of face-to-face and online instruction. It is important that students should have skills in Microsoft Word before enrolling in this course.

    Prerequisite:
    Students should have skills in Microsoft Office before enrolling in this course.

    Future Offerings
    11/5-12/10W 3:00p-5:00pPISCOPO NOpenings: 14
    1/13-2/10T 2:15p-4:15pSTAFFOpenings: 30
    1/14-2/11W 2:15p-4:15pSTAFFOpenings: 30
    1/7-2/11W 3:00p-5:00pSTAFFOpenings: 30
    4/13-5/18M 3:00p-5:00pSTAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-5/13W 3:00p-5:00pSTAFFOpenings: 30
    4/8-5/13W 3:00p-5:00pSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • MACH 113Machinery's Handbook I1 credits

    An introduction to the use of the Machinery’s Handbook, how to research, identify, and find basic information. Prerequisites: Enrollment completed, including English and arithmetic evaluations, attend general orientation session.


    Future Offerings
    9/26-12/12F 8:00a-10:00aJOHNSON JOpenings: 12
    4/10-6/19F 8:00a-10:00aSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • MACH 123Machine Fundamentals III5 credits

    This lab course is taken in conjunction with MACH 244 and MACH 245. The student will manufacture parts programmed in Mastercam.

    Prerequisite:
    MACH 122

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/11MTWTh 8:00a-10:00aJOHNSON JWaitlisted: 0
    4/7-6/23MTWTh 8:00a-10:00aSTAFFOpenings: 12
  • MACH 244CNC Cam Programming & Operation A6 credits

    This course covers Mastercam programming techniques including: basic 2D geometry, toolpath fundamentals (drilling and milling), engraving, and editing.


    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/12DAILY10:15a-12:15pJOHNSON JOpenings: 12
    4/7-6/23DAILY10:15a-12:15pSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • QA 103Quality for Manufacturing4 credits

    This course will examine issues affecting quality in manufacturing. It will provide the statistical methods and the management philosophy which allow problems in production processes to be found and fixed resulting in continuous quality improvement


    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/12TTh 1:00p-2:30pJOHNSON JOpenings: 12
    4/7-6/23TTh 1:00p-2:30pSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • Quarter 5
  • MACH 102Machine Technology II2 credits

    This course covers saws, surface grinders, milling machines, operation, setup, speeds, feeds and accessories. Prerequisites: MACH 100, 101,119, 120.

    Prerequisite:
    MACH 100, MACH 101, and MACH 121.

    Future Offerings
    1/9-3/20F 1:00p-3:00pSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • MACH 221Machine Fundamentals IV5 credits

    This lab course includes advanced instruction of turning, milling and grinding machines. Also gear cutting along with the selection and use of carbide cutting tools will be emphasized.


    Future Offerings
    1/8-3/26TTh 8:00a-11:00aSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • MACH 243CNC-CAD/CAM Programming & Operations10 credits

    Course focuses on advanced programming related to CNC, including macros and subroutines and computer-aided programming using the Master CAM programming system.


    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/25MWF 8:00a-12:00pSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • MACH 245CNC Cam Programming & Operation B5 credits

    This course is a continuation of MACH 244. It covers creating lathe toolpaths in Mastercam.


    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/26MTWTh 1:00p-2:45pSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • Quarter 6
  • MACH 201Machine Technology III3 credits

    Covers precision measuring tools, metal cutting technology, carbide cutting tools, and advanced grinding operations. PREREQUISITE: MACH 103

    Prerequisite:
    MACH 103.

    Future Offerings
    4/7-6/23TTh 1:00p-2:30pSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • MACH 222Machine Fundamentals V10 credits

    This lab course includes advanced instruction of turning, milling, and grinding machines. The selection and use of carbide cutting tools will be emphasized. Prerequisites: Completion of all requirements of Machine Fundamentals IV.


    Future Offerings
    4/7-6/23DAILY 8:00a-11:30aSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • MACH 275Precision Machining Current Topics5 credits

    This course is an individual self pace study on Precision Machining Current Topics. Topic or Project is decided on by both instructor and student. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission

    Prerequisite:
    Instructor Permission

    Future Offerings
    4/8-6/22MWF 1:00p-3:00pSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • PSYC& 100 *General Psychology5 credits

    An overview of the factors affecting behavior including topics related to theories of learning, the senses, perceptions, nervous system, emotions, personality theory, motivation, abnormal behavior and therapy, and social psychology.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

    Future Offerings
    1/8-3/26TTh 9:00a-11:05aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23TTh 9:00a-11:05aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS134 credits

* Minimum requirement. List of other AAS-T General Education class options

Program Entry Information

Program Start

  • This program typically accepts students twice per year.

Testing Requirements

These requirements are for the AAS-T degree and are higher than those for the AAS degree. Please see AAS Entry Page for AAS requirements.

  • BTC College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099.
  • Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate competency in their ability to operate machine shop equipment: lathes, mills, grinders, and drills
  • Demonstrate competency in their ability to read and interpret blueprints per industry standards
  • Successfully demonstrate their ability to process and plan a piece part through the lab until completion
  • Demonstrate competency in CNC machine tool operation and programming
  • Demonstrate competency in CAM design and manufacturing

Associate of Applied Science Degree

If you’d like a high-paying career upon graduating from BTC, then you should consider Precision Machining. You’ll be prepared to work right away as a machinist; with experience you can advance to positions such as journey level machinist, tool programmer, CNC operator/programmer or engineer.

You’ll learn how to use machine tools such as lathes, drill presses, and milling machines, plus blueprint reading, basic CNC programming and machine processes. Employers who hire graduates from the Precision Machining program include aircraft, boat, and automobile manufacturers, industrial machinery firms, and machine shops.

Program Facts

Average annual income $44,163

Wage potential $60,694 annually

Employment and wage data sources


Jobs & Employment

Employment of machinists is expected to increase and employment of CNC operators is expected to increase. The average annual wage in this field is $44,163, with an earning potential of about $60,694 per year.*.

Criminal convictions may restrict or prevent student participation with internships and employment in this industry.

Potential Positions

Although most program graduates work as machinists, with experience, graduates can advance to positions such as journey level machinist, tool programmer, CNC operator/programmer, manager, engineer and machine and shop tools sales and service representative.

In addition, some graduates are self-employed. Around the country, most machinists work in small machining shops or in manufacturing firms that produce durable goods, such as metalworking and industrial machinery, aircraft, or motor vehicles.

Courses

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  • Quarter 1
  • MACH 100Introduction/Safety/Environment1 credits

    This course will provide the student with an overview of the Machine Technology program, College and program policies and procedures, student equipment requirements, machine occupations and material safety data. Prerequisites: program enrollment.

    Prerequisite:
    Program enrollment.
  • MACH 101Machine Theory I2 credits

    This course is designed to cover basic machine tool operation and safety on grinders, lathes, and drills. Prerequisites: program enrollment. This class is to be taken in conjunction with Machining 119


    Future Offerings
    9/25-12/11TTh 8:00a-9:25aHALFACRE JWaitlisted: 0
    9/25-12/11TTh12:00p-1:00pHALFACRE JOpenings: 3
    9/25-12/11TTh12:00p-1:00pHALFACRE JOpenings: 1
  • MACH 119Machine Fundamentals I A5 credits

    This lab course provides for basic experience using pedestal grinders, hand tools, metal cutting drills, and lathes. Prerequisites: taken in conjunction with MACH 101.


    Future Offerings
    9/29-12/10MW 8:00a-12:55pHALFACRE JWaitlisted: 0
    9/29-12/10MW 2:00p-2:55pHALFACRE JOpenings: 3
     MW 3:00p-5:50pHALFACRE J
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    9/29-12/10MW 2:00p-2:55pHALFACRE JOpenings: 1
     MW 3:00p-6:00pHALFACRE J
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  • MACH 120Machine Fundamentals I B5 credits

    Building on the knowledge acquired in MACH 119, this course provides additional training and opportunities for students to apply knowledge and skills in the shop environment using lathes, grinders and drill presses. Prerequisites: Completion of MACH 119.

    Prerequisite:
    Prerequisites: Completion of MACH 119.

    Future Offerings
    9/25-12/12TTh 9:30a-3:00pHALFACRE JWaitlisted: 0
     F 8:00a-12:55pHALFACRE J
     FJOHNSON J
    9/25-12/12TThF 1:00p-1:55pHALFACRE JOpenings: 3
     TThF 2:00p-4:00pHALFACRE J
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    9/25-12/12TThF 1:00p-1:55pHALFACRE JOpenings: 1
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     TThFJOHNSON J
  • MACH 131Blueprint Reading I4 credits

    This course provides instruction for development in print reading using basic sketching techniques, lettering, dimensioning, lines and makeup of a print as a form of communication. Prerequisites: Concurrent with Mach 120


    Future Offerings
    9/26-12/12MWF 1:00p-1:50pHALFACRE JWaitlisted: 0
    9/26-12/12MWF12:00p-1:55pHALFACRE JOpenings: 3
    9/26-12/12MWF12:00p-1:55pHALFACRE JOpenings: 2
  • AMATH 100 *Applied Occupational Math5 credits

    This course covers fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, English and metric measurement systems, geometry, and algebra. The contents will include relevant technical applications and the use of a calculator. Text required.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Arithmetic score of 50 or a C grade in MATH 090 or ABE 050.

    Future Offerings
    1/8-3/26TTh12:00p-2:05pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/8-3/26TTh 6:00p-8:05pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23TTh12:00p-2:05pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23TTh 6:00p-8:05pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • Quarter 2
  • MACH 122Machine Fundamentals II2 credits

    This lab course is a continuation of Machine Fundamentals I, exploring the set up and operation of saws, manual mills, and precision grinders. Prerequisites: Machine Fundamentals I; this course is to be taken in conjunction with Machine Technology II.

    Prerequisite:
    MACH 120

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/11TTh 1:00p-2:30pJOHNSON JOpenings: 19
  • MACH 132Blueprint Reading II4 credits

    This course covers thread forms and specifications, metric dimensions and symbols, geometric tolerances and gear formulas. Prerequisites: Blueprint reading I.

    Prerequisite:
    MACH 131

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/12DAILY 8:00p-9:00pJOHNSON JOpenings: 19
  • MACH 241Introduction to CNC Machining8 credits

    This course teaches the operation and programming of the HAAS CNC lathe and the Bridgeport EZ Trac milling machine. Also taught is the basic rapid, linear and circular G codes needed for machine operation.


    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/12DAILY 9:00a-11:30aJOHNSON JOpenings: 19
  • QA 101Measuring Instruments4 credits

    Introduction to the use of various types of precision measuring tools.


    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/12DAILY11:30a-12:30pJOHNSON JOpenings: 19
  • AENGL 100 *Applied English5 credits

    This applied English course focuses on the workplace communication skills needed to send, receive, and process oral and written information. Along with a review of writing fundamentals, learners will use principles of clear communication, professionalism, and cultural awareness in occupational contexts. Learners will sharpen their reading, writing, and presentation skills.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

    Future Offerings
    1/8-3/26TTh12:00p-2:05pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/25MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/25MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/25MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/8-3/26TTh 6:00p-8:05pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23TTh12:00p-2:05pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • Quarter 3
  • CMST& 210 *Interpersonal Communications5 credits

    Designed to introduce students to the application of basic interpersonal communication theory, with a focus on achieving success in the workplace. Topics explored include self-awareness, self-disclosure, conversation skills, relationship development and maintenance, assertiveness, teamwork and group dynamics, conflict management strategies, and diversity issues.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/25MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/8-6/22MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23TTh12:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • MACH 143CAD for Machining5 credits

    This course is an introduction to CAD (Computer Aided Design) with emphasis on machining applications. Students have immediate hands-on computer usage while applying basic command concepts and terminology. These include basic drawing and editing techniques, and are reinforced with exercises and practice tests designed to help students reach an in-depth understanding.


    Future Offerings
    1/8-3/26TTh 8:00a-12:00pSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • MACH 242CNC Programming and Operation8 credits

    This course teaches complete manual programming and operation of the CNC milling machine and also basic computer commands. Prerequisites: Completion of all theory, blueprint reading, and mathematics related to the program.

    Prerequisite:
    Completion of all theory, blueprint reading, and mathematics related to the program.

    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/25MWF 8:00a-12:00pSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • QA 102Principles of Manufacturing4 credits

    This course will summarize the history and evolution of turning stuff into things. It will highlight major manufacturing developments pre-Roman through the Industrial Revolution; examine the rapid advances from WW1 to the advent of computers; then focus on modern manufacturing materials and the systems and processes that turn this material into products. The definition, management, engineering and economics, of quality improvement will inform discussions of methods and materials, equipment and processes.


    Future Offerings
    1/8-3/26TTh 1:00p-2:30pSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • Quarter 4
  • CAP 101Introduction to Computer Applications5 credits

    Students will learn to use a personal computer and gain a basic understanding of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. They will also become familiar with basic computer hardware components and internet usage. If you have little or no experience with computers consider taking BAS 020 COMPUTER BASICS prior to taking CAP 101. For off-campus work, a Windows-based computer is required.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer score: 71 Reading

    Future Offerings
    1/8-3/17TTh11:30a-2:30pBABIN COpenings: 24
    1/8-3/17TTh 3:00p-6:00pBABIN COpenings: 24
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    1/7-3/25MWF12:00p-1:30pSTAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/11TTh11:30a-2:30pBABIN COpenings: 24
    4/7-6/11TTh 3:00p-6:00pBABIN COpenings: 24
    4/7-6/11TTh10:00a-12:00pSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • CTE 108Job Skills1 credits

    This course provides students with the foundation for job preparation and job searching. Students will identify their qualifications for their chosen career; identify what employers look for in strong candidates; build resumes and cover letters; gain tips on completing applications; job and informational interviewing; as well as job searching, professional networking, and tips for setting up a successful career. This is a hybrid course that includes a combination of face-to-face and online instruction. It is important that students should have skills in Microsoft Word before enrolling in this course.

    Prerequisite:
    Students should have skills in Microsoft Office before enrolling in this course.

    Future Offerings
    11/5-12/10W 3:00p-5:00pPISCOPO NOpenings: 14
    1/13-2/10T 2:15p-4:15pSTAFFOpenings: 30
    1/14-2/11W 2:15p-4:15pSTAFFOpenings: 30
    1/7-2/11W 3:00p-5:00pSTAFFOpenings: 30
    4/13-5/18M 3:00p-5:00pSTAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-5/13W 3:00p-5:00pSTAFFOpenings: 30
    4/8-5/13W 3:00p-5:00pSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • MACH 113Machinery's Handbook I1 credits

    An introduction to the use of the Machinery’s Handbook, how to research, identify, and find basic information. Prerequisites: Enrollment completed, including English and arithmetic evaluations, attend general orientation session.


    Future Offerings
    9/26-12/12F 8:00a-10:00aJOHNSON JOpenings: 12
    4/10-6/19F 8:00a-10:00aSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • MACH 123Machine Fundamentals III5 credits

    This lab course is taken in conjunction with MACH 244 and MACH 245. The student will manufacture parts programmed in Mastercam.

    Prerequisite:
    MACH 122

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/11MTWTh 8:00a-10:00aJOHNSON JWaitlisted: 0
    4/7-6/23MTWTh 8:00a-10:00aSTAFFOpenings: 12
  • MACH 244CNC Cam Programming & Operation A6 credits

    This course covers Mastercam programming techniques including: basic 2D geometry, toolpath fundamentals (drilling and milling), engraving, and editing.


    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/12DAILY10:15a-12:15pJOHNSON JOpenings: 12
    4/7-6/23DAILY10:15a-12:15pSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • QA 103Quality for Manufacturing4 credits

    This course will examine issues affecting quality in manufacturing. It will provide the statistical methods and the management philosophy which allow problems in production processes to be found and fixed resulting in continuous quality improvement


    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/12TTh 1:00p-2:30pJOHNSON JOpenings: 12
    4/7-6/23TTh 1:00p-2:30pSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • Quarter 5
  • MACH 102Machine Technology II2 credits

    This course covers saws, surface grinders, milling machines, operation, setup, speeds, feeds and accessories. Prerequisites: MACH 100, 101,119, 120.

    Prerequisite:
    MACH 100, MACH 101, and MACH 121.

    Future Offerings
    1/9-3/20F 1:00p-3:00pSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • MACH 221Machine Fundamentals IV5 credits

    This lab course includes advanced instruction of turning, milling and grinding machines. Also gear cutting along with the selection and use of carbide cutting tools will be emphasized.


    Future Offerings
    1/8-3/26TTh 8:00a-11:00aSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • MACH 243CNC-CAD/CAM Programming & Operations10 credits

    Course focuses on advanced programming related to CNC, including macros and subroutines and computer-aided programming using the Master CAM programming system.


    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/25MWF 8:00a-12:00pSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • MACH 245CNC Cam Programming & Operation B5 credits

    This course is a continuation of MACH 244. It covers creating lathe toolpaths in Mastercam.


    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/26MTWTh 1:00p-2:45pSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • Quarter 6
  • MACH 201Machine Technology III3 credits

    Covers precision measuring tools, metal cutting technology, carbide cutting tools, and advanced grinding operations. PREREQUISITE: MACH 103

    Prerequisite:
    MACH 103.

    Future Offerings
    4/7-6/23TTh 1:00p-2:30pSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • MACH 222Machine Fundamentals V10 credits

    This lab course includes advanced instruction of turning, milling, and grinding machines. The selection and use of carbide cutting tools will be emphasized. Prerequisites: Completion of all requirements of Machine Fundamentals IV.


    Future Offerings
    4/7-6/23DAILY 8:00a-11:30aSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • MACH 275Precision Machining Current Topics5 credits

    This course is an individual self pace study on Precision Machining Current Topics. Topic or Project is decided on by both instructor and student. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission

    Prerequisite:
    Instructor Permission

    Future Offerings
    4/8-6/22MWF 1:00p-3:00pSTAFFOpenings: 24
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS129 credits

* Minimum requirement. List of other AAS General Education class options

Program Entry Information

Program Start

  • This program typically accepts students twice per year.

Testing Requirements

These requirements are for the AAS degree and are lower than those for the AAS-T degree. Please see the AAS-T Entry Page for AAS-T requirements.

  • Accuplacer Arithmetic score of 50 or a C grade in MATH 090 or ABE 050.
  • Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate competency in their ability to operate machine shop equipment: lathes, mills, grinders, and drills
  • Demonstrate competency in their ability to read and interpret blueprints per industry standards
  • Successfully demonstrate their ability to process and plan a piece part through the lab until completion
  • Demonstrate competency in CNC machine tool operation and programming
  • Demonstrate competency in CAM design and manufacturing

Principles of Precision Machining Certificate

If you’d like a high-paying career upon graduating from BTC, then you should consider Precision Machining. You’ll be prepared to work right away as a machinist; with experience you can advance to positions such as journey level machinist, tool programmer, CNC operator/programmer or engineer.

You’ll learn how to use machine tools such as lathes, drill presses, and milling machines, plus blueprint reading, basic CNC programming and machine processes. Employers who hire graduates from the Precision Machining program include aircraft, boat, and automobile manufacturers, industrial machinery firms, and machine shops.

Program Facts

Average annual income $44,163

Wage potential $60,694 annually

Employment and wage data sources


Gainful Employment

Program Costs, Financing, and Outcomes

Jobs & Employment

Employment of machinists is expected to increase and employment of CNC operators is expected to increase. The average annual wage in this field is $44,163, with an earning potential of about $60,694 per year.*

Criminal convictions may restrict or prevent student participation with internships and employment in this industry.

Potential Positions

Although most program graduates work as machinists, with experience, graduates can advance to positions such as journey level machinist, tool programmer, CNC operator/programmer, manager, engineer and machine and shop tools sales and service representative.

In addition, some graduates are self-employed. Around the country, most machinists work in small machining shops or in manufacturing firms that produce durable goods, such as metalworking and industrial machinery, aircraft, or motor vehicles.

Courses

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  • Quarter 1
  • MACH 100Introduction/Safety/Environment1 credits

    This course will provide the student with an overview of the Machine Technology program, College and program policies and procedures, student equipment requirements, machine occupations and material safety data. Prerequisites: program enrollment.

    Prerequisite:
    Program enrollment.
  • MACH 101Machine Theory I2 credits

    This course is designed to cover basic machine tool operation and safety on grinders, lathes, and drills. Prerequisites: program enrollment. This class is to be taken in conjunction with Machining 119


    Future Offerings
    9/25-12/11TTh 8:00a-9:25aHALFACRE JWaitlisted: 0
    9/25-12/11TTh12:00p-1:00pHALFACRE JOpenings: 3
    9/25-12/11TTh12:00p-1:00pHALFACRE JOpenings: 1
  • MACH 119Machine Fundamentals I A5 credits

    This lab course provides for basic experience using pedestal grinders, hand tools, metal cutting drills, and lathes. Prerequisites: taken in conjunction with MACH 101.


    Future Offerings
    9/29-12/10MW 8:00a-12:55pHALFACRE JWaitlisted: 0
    9/29-12/10MW 2:00p-2:55pHALFACRE JOpenings: 3
     MW 3:00p-5:50pHALFACRE J
     MWJOHNSON J
     MWSMITH M
    9/29-12/10MW 2:00p-2:55pHALFACRE JOpenings: 1
     MW 3:00p-6:00pHALFACRE J
     MWJOHNSON J
  • MACH 120Machine Fundamentals I B5 credits

    Building on the knowledge acquired in MACH 119, this course provides additional training and opportunities for students to apply knowledge and skills in the shop environment using lathes, grinders and drill presses. Prerequisites: Completion of MACH 119.

    Prerequisite:
    Prerequisites: Completion of MACH 119.

    Future Offerings
    9/25-12/12TTh 9:30a-3:00pHALFACRE JWaitlisted: 0
     F 8:00a-12:55pHALFACRE J
     FJOHNSON J
    9/25-12/12TThF 1:00p-1:55pHALFACRE JOpenings: 3
     TThF 2:00p-4:00pHALFACRE J
     TThFJOHNSON J
     TThFSMITH M
    9/25-12/12TThF 1:00p-1:55pHALFACRE JOpenings: 1
     TThF 2:00p-4:00pHALFACRE J
     TThFJOHNSON J
  • MACH 131Blueprint Reading I4 credits

    This course provides instruction for development in print reading using basic sketching techniques, lettering, dimensioning, lines and makeup of a print as a form of communication. Prerequisites: Concurrent with Mach 120


    Future Offerings
    9/26-12/12MWF 1:00p-1:50pHALFACRE JWaitlisted: 0
    9/26-12/12MWF12:00p-1:55pHALFACRE JOpenings: 3
    9/26-12/12MWF12:00p-1:55pHALFACRE JOpenings: 2
  • AMATH 100 *Applied Occupational Math5 credits

    This course covers fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, English and metric measurement systems, geometry, and algebra. The contents will include relevant technical applications and the use of a calculator. Text required.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Arithmetic score of 50 or a C grade in MATH 090 or ABE 050.

    Future Offerings
    1/8-3/26TTh12:00p-2:05pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/8-3/26TTh 6:00p-8:05pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23TTh12:00p-2:05pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23TTh 6:00p-8:05pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • Quarter 2
  • MACH 122Machine Fundamentals II2 credits

    This lab course is a continuation of Machine Fundamentals I, exploring the set up and operation of saws, manual mills, and precision grinders. Prerequisites: Machine Fundamentals I; this course is to be taken in conjunction with Machine Technology II.

    Prerequisite:
    MACH 120

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/11TTh 1:00p-2:30pJOHNSON JOpenings: 19
  • MACH 132Blueprint Reading II4 credits

    This course covers thread forms and specifications, metric dimensions and symbols, geometric tolerances and gear formulas. Prerequisites: Blueprint reading I.

    Prerequisite:
    MACH 131

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/12DAILY 8:00p-9:00pJOHNSON JOpenings: 19
  • MACH 241Introduction to CNC Machining8 credits

    This course teaches the operation and programming of the HAAS CNC lathe and the Bridgeport EZ Trac milling machine. Also taught is the basic rapid, linear and circular G codes needed for machine operation.


    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/12DAILY 9:00a-11:30aJOHNSON JOpenings: 19
  • QA 101Measuring Instruments4 credits

    Introduction to the use of various types of precision measuring tools.


    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/12DAILY11:30a-12:30pJOHNSON JOpenings: 19
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS40 credits

* Minimum requirement. List of other AAS General Education class options

Program Entry Information

Program Start

  • This is not a stand-alone certificate, students must meet all program level entry requirements.
  • This program typically accepts students twice per year.

Testing Requirements

These requirements are for the Certificate and are lower than those for the AAS and AAS-T degrees. Please see the AAS and AAS-T Entry Pages for those requirements.

  • Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.
  • Accuplacer Arithmetic score of 50 or a C grade in MATH 090 or ABE 050.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate competency in their ability to operate machine shop equipment: lathes, mills, grinders, and drills
  • Demonstrate competency in their ability to read and interpret blueprints per industry standards
  • Successfully demonstrate their ability to process and plan a piece part through the lab until completion
  • Demonstrate competency in CNC machine tool operation and programming
  • Demonstrate competency in CAM design and manufacturing

Quality Assurance Certificate

If you’d like a high-paying career upon graduating from BTC, then you should consider Precision Machining. You’ll be prepared to work right away as a machinist; with experience you can advance to positions such as journey level machinist, tool programmer, CNC operator/programmer or engineer.

You’ll learn how to use machine tools such as lathes, drill presses, and milling machines, plus blueprint reading, basic CNC programming and machine processes. Employers who hire graduates from the Precision Machining program include aircraft, boat, and automobile manufacturers, industrial machinery firms, and machine shops.

Program Facts

Average annual income $44,163

Wage potential $60,694 annually

Employment and wage data sources


Jobs & Employment

Employment of machinists is expected to increase and employment of CNC operators is expected to increase. The average annual wage in this field is $44,163, with an earning potential of about $60,694 per year.*

Criminal convictions may restrict or prevent student participation with internships and employment in this industry.

Potential Positions

Although most program graduates work as machinists, with experience, graduates can advance to positions such as journey level machinist, tool programmer, CNC operator/programmer, manager, engineer and machine and shop tools sales and service representative.

In addition, some graduates are self-employed. Around the country, most machinists work in small machining shops or in manufacturing firms that produce durable goods, such as metalworking and industrial machinery, aircraft, or motor vehicles.

Courses

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  • Quarter 1
  • AMATH 100 *Applied Occupational Math5 credits

    This course covers fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, English and metric measurement systems, geometry, and algebra. The contents will include relevant technical applications and the use of a calculator. Text required.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Arithmetic score of 50 or a C grade in MATH 090 or ABE 050.

    Future Offerings
    1/8-3/26TTh12:00p-2:05pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/8-3/26TTh 6:00p-8:05pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23TTh12:00p-2:05pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23TTh 6:00p-8:05pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • QA 101Measuring Instruments4 credits

    Introduction to the use of various types of precision measuring tools.


    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/12DAILY11:30a-12:30pJOHNSON JOpenings: 19
  • QA 102Principles of Manufacturing4 credits

    This course will summarize the history and evolution of turning stuff into things. It will highlight major manufacturing developments pre-Roman through the Industrial Revolution; examine the rapid advances from WW1 to the advent of computers; then focus on modern manufacturing materials and the systems and processes that turn this material into products. The definition, management, engineering and economics, of quality improvement will inform discussions of methods and materials, equipment and processes.


    Future Offerings
    1/8-3/26TTh 1:00p-2:30pSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • QA 103Quality for Manufacturing4 credits

    This course will examine issues affecting quality in manufacturing. It will provide the statistical methods and the management philosophy which allow problems in production processes to be found and fixed resulting in continuous quality improvement


    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/12TTh 1:00p-2:30pJOHNSON JOpenings: 12
    4/7-6/23TTh 1:00p-2:30pSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • Quarter 2
  • CAP 101Introduction to Computer Applications5 credits

    Students will learn to use a personal computer and gain a basic understanding of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. They will also become familiar with basic computer hardware components and internet usage. If you have little or no experience with computers consider taking BAS 020 COMPUTER BASICS prior to taking CAP 101. For off-campus work, a Windows-based computer is required.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer score: 71 Reading

    Future Offerings
    1/8-3/17TTh11:30a-2:30pBABIN COpenings: 24
    1/8-3/17TTh 3:00p-6:00pBABIN COpenings: 24
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    1/7-3/25MWF12:00p-1:30pSTAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/11TTh11:30a-2:30pBABIN COpenings: 24
    4/7-6/11TTh 3:00p-6:00pBABIN COpenings: 24
    4/7-6/11TTh10:00a-12:00pSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • AENGL 100 *Applied English5 credits

    This applied English course focuses on the workplace communication skills needed to send, receive, and process oral and written information. Along with a review of writing fundamentals, learners will use principles of clear communication, professionalism, and cultural awareness in occupational contexts. Learners will sharpen their reading, writing, and presentation skills.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

    Future Offerings
    1/8-3/26TTh12:00p-2:05pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/25MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/25MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/25MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/8-3/26TTh 6:00p-8:05pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23TTh12:00p-2:05pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • CMST& 210 *Interpersonal Communications5 credits

    Designed to introduce students to the application of basic interpersonal communication theory, with a focus on achieving success in the workplace. Topics explored include self-awareness, self-disclosure, conversation skills, relationship development and maintenance, assertiveness, teamwork and group dynamics, conflict management strategies, and diversity issues.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/25MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/8-6/22MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23TTh12:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS32 credits

* Minimum requirement. List of other AAS General Education class options

Program Entry Information

Program Start

  • This is not a stand-alone certificate, students must meet all program level entry requirements.
  • This program typically accepts students twice per year.

Testing Requirements

These requirements are for the Certificate and are lower than those for the AAS-T degree. Please see the AAS-T Entry Page for AAS-T requirements.

  • Accuplacer Arithmetic score of 50 or a C grade in MATH 090 or ABE 050.
  • Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

Program Outcomes

  • Certificate graduates will apply their new skill set to ensure that a manufactured part complies with its blueprint specifications
  • The student will perform precision measurements utilizing various instruments and provide statistical documentation of specific parts.
  • Students will be able to provide feedback and make informed decisions in order to improve the manufacturing process.