Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

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Machine Technician

The Machine Technician program (706.1) is changing to 706.2 effective fall 2014. Students enrolled in 706.1 may complete the current program requirements or move to the new 706.2. To review program 706.1 requirements, see the graduation checksheet.

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Certificate (706.2)

This program provides training in basic machine skills to gain entry-level positions in the machine and manufacturing industry. The basic machine operations of turning, milling and grinding are covered in specific courses. Students will work in a project-oriented environment with emphasis on precision, quality and development of sound work attitudes and skills. In addition to employment, the program can provide an entry to other fields of manufacturing and engineering technology.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Plan and perform safe work habits and techniques in lathe, mill, grinding and computer numerical control operations.

  2. Evaluate the selection and use of materials for machining applications.

  3. Identify parts, operations and applications of tools used in machining production techniques.

  4. Set up and calculate basic shop mathematics problems.

  5. Use industry handbooks and calculator to calculate speeds and feeds. 

Upon graduation, a basic machine technician may seek employment in machine shops, assembly and fabrication.

See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.

Certificate Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 23

First Semester     

Course #    

Course Name

Credits

MET-112

Engineering Materials

4

MFT-107

Blueprint Reading for Machinist

 3

MFT-141Introduction to Machining

 3

 

 Total Credits

10

Second Semester

MFT-110

Job Search Strategies for the
Manufacturing Industry

1

MFT-143

Introduction to Lathe Operations

3

MFT-145Introduction to Mill Operations

3

 

 Total Credits

11

Third Semester 

MFT-147

Introduction to Grinding Operations

3

MFT-149

Introduction Computer Numerical Control

3

 

Total Credits

6

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