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Campus: Boulder County Campus

Manual Machining Certificate

My Academic Plan

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your certificate and should be completed in the order listed. This program functions as cohorts starting all semesters of each academic year. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Program Director or Pathways Advisor.

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 are introduced to basic lathe and milling applications. This certificate prepares students for entry-level career positions in machining and manufacturing.

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First Semester

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 108/122/166/201


Total Credit Hours:16

Total Credit Hours: 16

Important Program Notes:

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.