The Machine Tool and C.A.M. certificate program offers a broad training experience that prepares individuals for entry level employment in the machining industry. Through a combination of classroom study and assigned lab activities, students acquire essential background information, develop trade skills, and become familiar with production methods and standards common to the industry. Within the lab setting, emphasis is on the practical application of skills. Students will learn to operate a variety of conventional machine tools and computer numerical control (CNC) machines, interpret industrial drawings/blueprints, and use precision measuring and inspection instruments.
Currently there are two Machine Tool and C.A.M. program options: Associate in Applied Science and Certificate. Students enrolled in the certificate program may enroll in the Associates program upon completion of the Certificate program.
Graduates of the Machine Tool and C.A.M. Certificate Program are employed as machine operators, machinists, CNC operators, quality control inspectors.