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Machine Tool Operator
Limited Entry, One-Year Certificate

Catalog Year 2015-2016

MHCC Faculty Advisers:
Zach Canjar: 503-491-7237
Room IT42

Keith Knight: 503-491-7207
Room IT 49

Mark Thomas: 503-491-7569
Room IT43

The purpose of the one-year Machine Tool Technology curriculum is to provide students with basic skills for entry into machining occupations. Students participating in the program spend time in study and operation of industrial equipment and tools used by machinists. This includes basic introduction to the setup and operation of CNC (Computer Numerical Controlled) lathes and milling machines. The program is designed to offer an introduction to metalworking occupations.

Students are expected to maintain a minimum grade level of “C” on core curriculum classes to progress in the program.

Program Outcomes
At the completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate and/or describe safe work habits and environmental issues associated with modern manufacturing settings
  • Read, interpret and apply blueprints for the production and inspection of manufactured work pieces
  • Demonstrate the correct application and use of precision measuring equipment commonly found in a manufacturing setting
  • Plan and produce work pieces on a manual drill press to required blueprint specifications using common industry methods
  • Plan and produce work pieces on a manual engine lathe to required blueprint specifications using common industry methods
  • Plan and produce work pieces on a manual milling machine to required blueprint specifications using common industry methods
  • Demonstrate, explain and/or apply CNC program code and machine tools and software to produce work pieces to required blueprint specifications

Admission is based on date of application and satisfactory completion of placement criteria. Application packets are available on our website at Once you have read the application packet, if you have questions, please call 503-491-7256.

First Quarter (Fall)
Course Number
Course Title
IMTL110 Machine Shop I Theory
IMTL111 Machine Shop I Lab
IMTL114 Blueprint Reading for the Metals Industry
IMTL116 Introduction to Precision Measuring
IMTL118 Machine Shop Math Applications
WR10 Human Relations requirement‡
Second Quarter (Winter)
Course Number
Course Title
IMTL130 Machine Shop II Theory
IMTL131 Machine Shop II Lab
IMTL134 Metallurgy Theory
IMTL135 Metallurgy Lab
IMTL136 Introduction to CNC (Computer Numerical Control) Machining
WR101 Workplace Communications 3
Third Quarter (Spring)
Course Number
Course Title
IMTL150 Machine Shop III Theory
IMTL151 Machine Shop III Lab
IMTL153 CNC (Computer Numerical Control) Machining
IMTL155 Industrial Safety
MTH095 Intermediate Algebra with Right-Triangle Trigonometry (or higher) 2
Total Credits 51-52

1 Students who plan to continue their studies and transfer to OIT, OSU or other schools offering a baccalaureate program must substitute with WR121. Students wanting to take WR121 may need to take WR115 as a prerequisite if indicated by their writing placement level.
2 A College Placement Test (CPT) score does not fulfill this requirement. Students must successfully complete the required mathematics course (or higher.)
‡ See Associate of Applied Science degree requirements, page 22 of the printed catalog.

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