Jul 20, 2024  
2019-2020 SLCC General Catalog 

Manual Machinist: CA (Competency-Based)(CTE)

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Certificate of Achievement | 450 Clock Hours

SAT Instruction Division
Westpointe Campus
WTEC 124
General Information 801-957-7522
Program Information 801-957-3354
Program Website
Academic and Career Advising

Program Faculty
Instructor - Darrell Brent Smith

Program Description
This program prepares students for skilled positions as an entry-level manual machinist. Manual machinists are individuals who are able to set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments. Students will learn through hands-on projects and computer-assisted instruction, the basic skills needed to fabricate, modify, or repair mechanical and/or precision instruments. Employment may also include fabricating and modifying parts to make or repair machine tools or maintain industrial machines.

Career Opportunities
For state and national occupation information, visit O*Net Online and enter the following O*Net code(s):

  • 51-4041.00 Machinists
  • 51-4081.01 Combination Machine Tool Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees: http://www.slcc.edu/student/financial/tuition-fees.aspx
Books: $175.00
Course Fees: $61.00

Estimated Time to Completion

  • 23 weeks based on full time 20 hours/week
  • 29 weeks based on part time 16 hours/week

This program is delivered in a Competency Based (CBE) format. Students can accelerate their progress through the program without penalty.

Program Entry Requirements
Students must demonstrate basic education skills as assessed by the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE):

  • Math 6.0
  • Reading: 8.0
Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
  1 - Acquire Substantive Knowledge
2 - Communicate Effectively
3 - Develop Quantitative Literacy
4 - Think Critically and Creatively
5 - Civic Engagement
6 - Work Professionally and Constructively
7 - Develop Computer and Information Literacy

Demonstrate general safety precautions.

1, 2, 3, 6, 7

Demonstrate how to use basic measuring instruments.

1, 2, 3, 6, 7

Demonstrate the skills to operate an Engine Lathe.

1, 3, 4, 6

Demonstrate the skills to operate a vertical knee Mill.

1, 3, 4, 6

Demonstrate the skills to operate pedestal/surface grinders.

1, 3, 4, 6

Identify and explain personal employment direction and qualifications in order to complete the job application process, including writing cover letters and resumes.

1, 2, 6, 7

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