Dec 05, 2022
Certificate of Achievement | 450 Clock Hours
Academic and Career Advising
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.
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
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Program Entry Requirements
Students must demonstrate basic education skills as assessed by the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE):
Required Courses (450 Clock Hours)
Time to Completion
Estimated 23 weeks based on full time 20 hours/week or 29 weeks based on part time 16 hours/week.
Program Learning Outcomes
Program learning outcome alignment with Student Learning Outcomes in brackets.
- Demonstrate general safety precautions. [1,2,3,7,8]
- Demonstrate how to use basic measuring instruments. [1,2,3,7,9]
- Demonstrate the skills to operate an Engine Lathe. [1,3,4,7]
- Demonstrate the skills to operate a vertical knee Mill. [1,3,4,7]
- Demonstrate the skills to operate pedestal/surface grinders. [1,3,4,7]
- Identify and explain personal employment direction and qualifications in order to complete the job application process, including writing cover letters and resumes. [1,2,7,8,9]