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Campus: Boulder County Campus

Manual Machining Certificate

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Program Description

This program is designed for students wanting to complete a one semester Certificate in Manual Machining and enter the workforce. Students explore industrial print reading, lathe applications, and milling machine operation. This certificate program offers training in safety procedures, bench tools, layout tools, power equipment, precision measurement, and hand tools. Students will learn to read blueprints and interpret symbols, notes, dimensions and tolerances. They will be introduced to basic lathe and milling applications. This certificate prepares students for entry-level career positions in machining and manufacturing businesses.

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First Semester

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your award and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Course NumberTitleCredits
MAC 100Machine Shop Safety


MAC 101Introduction to Machine Shop


MAC 102Print Reading for Machinists


MAC 110Introduction to Engine Lathe


MAC 120Introduction to Milling Machine


MATH MAT 108, MAT 122, MAT 166, or MAT 201


Total Credit Hours:16-18

Semester Note: Students in the Precision Machining Technology program enter as a cohort. All students must be full-time and register for all the program classes each semester. The classes in the first and second semesters are organized in 7.5 week blocks. The classes are scheduled sequentially with the competencies learned in each class building on the students' skills and preparing them for the next group of classes. Manual Machining must be completed before taking CNC Machining.

Total Credit Hours: 16-18