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Code: F_CER_PNMT

Campus: Boulder County Campus

Precision Machining Technology Certificate

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Program Description

This program is designed for students wanting to complete a three semester Certificate in Precision Machining Technology and enter the workforce. This certificate is earned with successful completion of both the Manual Machining and CNC Machining certificates. Students explore all facets of CNC lathe turning and milling operations. This certificate program builds on the Manual Machining Certificate and introduces students to computer numerical control (CNC) turning and milling operations, exposure to Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Machining (CAD/CAM) for 2-axis machining, lathe programming, and CNC systems. Students also learn proficiencies in metrology. This program 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

1

MAC 101Introduction to Machine Shop

3

MAC 102Print Reading for Machinists

3

MAC 110Introduction to Engine Lathe

3

MAC 120Introduction to Milling Machine

3

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

3-5

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.

Second 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 201Intro to CNC Turning Operations

3

MAC 205Intro to CNC Milling Operations

3

MAC 202CNC Turning Operations II

3

MAC 206CNC Milling Operations II

3

Total Credit Hours:12
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.

Third 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 240CAD/CAM 2D

3

MTE 130Metrology

3

Total Credit Hours:6
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: 34-36