Basic Machining Technologies (Certificate of Proficiency)

(39 credits)

Program Description

Do you have a keen eye for detail? Do you like to work with your hands, use your creativity to solve challenging problems, and work with high-tech equipment? Get involved in the fast-paced and evolving industry of machining technology and learn to design, create, and refine products for leading industries around the world.

At SPSCC, our students are provided instructors with real-world experience and state-of-the-art Computer Numerical Control (CNC) equipment.

The certificate and degree program provides the knowledge and skills for students to design and create products for the manufacturing industry. Students will use MASTERCAM CAD/CAM software to operate multi-axis numerical control machines. Training will utilize manufacturing related math, industry blueprint reading, CAD geometry, CAM tool paths, precision measurement, machine setup and operation, and quality control procedures.  Students can further pursue the creation of detailed industry standard blueprints from 3-D solid models, as well as work with metal processes.

Career Opportunities

Completion of the Basic Machining Technologies certificate prepares students for entry-level work as a machinist and is aligned with Boeing’s knowledge, skills, and abilities for precision machining. The AAS prepares students for advanced level work in this same field and may lead to a career as a CNC Operator, CAD/CAM Computer Programmer, or CNC service technician.

Other Options:

  • Industrial Machinery Mechanic
  • Machine Setter
  • Machine Operator

Additional Costs

Include textbooks plus approximately $900.00 upon entry into the program for personal protective equipment, tools, and supplies. Please contact faculty to get a list of the items and the costs.