Machining Technician (CP)

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General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (3 credits required)
PTWR 135INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED TECHNICAL WRITING (recommended)5
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
PTCS 110PROFESSIONAL TECHNICAL COMPUTATIONAL SKILLS (recommended)5
Subtotal6-10
Human Relations
Course Options3
Subtotal3
Major Area Requirements
MACH 111BASIC GENERAL MACHINING PROCESSES5
MACH 112BASIC ENGINE LATHE PROCESSES I5
MACH 113BASIC VERTICAL MILLING PROCESSES I5
MACH 122BASIC ENGINE LATHE PROCESSES II5
MACH 123BASIC VERTICAL MILLING PROCESSES II5
MACH 131BASIC SURFACE GRINDER PROCESSES II5
MACH 132BASIC ENGINE LATHE PROCESSES III5
MACH 133BASIC VERTICAL MILLING PROCESSES III5
MACH 241ADVANCED PRECISION MEASUREMENT5
MACH 242INTRO TO CNC LATHE CONVERSATIONAL PROGRAMMING5
MACH 243INTRO TO CNC MILL CONVERSATIONAL PROGRAMMING5
MACH 251TOOLING CONCEPTS5
MACH 252CNC LATHE SETUP AND OPERATION5
MACH 253CNC MILLING SETUP AND OPERATION5
MACH 262ADVANCED CNC LATHE PROGRAMMING5
MACH 263ADVANCED MILLING 3D PROGRAMMING AND MACHINING5
Related Required Classes
MACH 235ELEMENTARY METALLURGY2
MACH 236ELEMENTARY METALLURGY LAB2
Total Credits/Units93-97

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Program Outcomes

Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Perform entry level skills for set-up and operation of manual machines.
  • Perform entry level skills to program, operate, and set up CNC machine tools.
  • Communicate and interact in a team/group environment to perform multiple tasks in a professional and ethical manner.
  • Articulate well-considered ideas and written claims to an academic audience, using effective rhetorical techniques, properly credited evidence, and a command of Standard English. (GE)
  • Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills. (GE)
  • Demonstrate compliance of all machine shop safety regulations.
  • Demonstrate and clearly explain an effective strategy to solve a quantitative problem. (GE)
  • Interpret blueprints and perform inspection of machined parts.