Advanced Machine Operator

Computer-Integrated Machining
Program Code: C50210L6

Advanced Machine Operator Certificate



The Advance Machining Operator Certificate program provides a foundational knowledge in manufacturing and machining operations, print reading, CNC, industrial safety, 5S, Lean manufacturing, quality control, and Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) with an emphasis on preventative maintenance. Students learn the foundational theory and practical understanding of manufacturing with machining operations through lectures and intensive hands-on lab activities with real industry equipment. The program can be completed in one semester and integrates numerous third-party credentials such as First Aid, CPR, AED, Forklift, Personal Protective Equipment, Test Meters, and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Certified Manufacturing Associate (CMfgA).

The program also serves as a Department of Labor approved Pre-Apprenticeship Program. Graduates have the option of completing the Computer-Integrated Machining and CNC Programming Certificate in the following Spring semester, with just a few additional courses.

Specific Requirements

Courses requiring a grade of “C” or better: BPR, ISC, and MAC

Courses in this program

Course Code Course Credit Hours Link to course details

This course introduces the basic principles of print reading. Topics include line types, orthographic projections, dimensioning methods, and notes. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret basic prints and visualize the features of a part or system.

This course covers workplace environmental health and safety concepts. Emphasis is placed on managing the implementation and enforcement of environmental health and safety regulations and on preventing accidents, injuries, and illnesses. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts of environmental health and safety.

This course covers the managerial principles and practices required for organizations to succeed in modern industry, including quality and productivity improvement. Topics include the functions and roles of all levels of the management, organization design, planning and control of the manufacturing operation, managing conflict, group dynamics, and problem-solving skills. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of management principles and integrate these principles into job situations.

This course introduces the concepts and capabilities of computer numerical control machine tools. Topics include setup, operation, and basic applications. Students will learn computer skills necessary for machinists. Upon completion, students should be able to explain operator safety, machine protection, data input, program preparation, and program storage.

This course provides an introduction to a variety of material-working processes that are common to the machining industry. Topics include safety, process-specific machining equipment, measurement devices, set-up and layout instruments, and common shop practices. Upon completion, students should be able to safely demonstrate basic machining operations, accurately measure components, and effectively use layout instruments.

This course covers basic maintenance fundamentals for power transmission equipment. Topics include equipment inspection, lubrication, alignment, and other scheduled maintenance procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of accepted maintenance procedures and practices according to current industry standards.

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Curriculum is based on the 2023-24 catalog.