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Campus: Boulder County Campus

Precision Machining Technology 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 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 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 careers in machining and manufacturing.

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First Semester

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 108/122/166/201

3

Total Credit Hours:16
 

Second Semester

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
 

Third Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
MAC 240CAD/CAM 2D

3

MTE 130Metrology

3

Total Credit Hours:6
 

Total Credit Hours: 34

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.