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Machinist Certificate

You’ll earn your machinist certificate by gaining the know-how to read blueprints and bring them to life with precision. You will get your hands on drills, lathes, and more. You will also master the tech that commands machines to cut and shape metal to perfection. Through the program, you can earn a certificate with credits that count toward your integrated metals Associate of Applied Science degree if you continue into a second year to earn your degree.

The Experience

Program Details

In the machinist program, you'll learn to work safely and smartly in today's manufacturing world. You'll learn to read blueprints and make things exactly to code. You'll also get hands-on with machines like drill presses and lathes, and you'll use modern computer programs to control machines that cut and shape metal.

Your future

This certificate positions you for entry level jobs, as well as advanced learning if you want to pursue your associate degree.

How To Get Started

The machinist certificate program is a limited-entry program. This means you must meet certain criteria before you can apply. The program admits 36 students every fall term.

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Your coursework will begin with basics like machine shop theory, labs, and blueprint reading. Then, you’ll learn more about metallurgy, computer numerical control (CNC), and industrial safety.

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