Machining Technology Certificate Level 2

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Machining Technology - Certificate Level 2

The Machining Technology program is designed to meet the industry's continued and growing need for trained machine operators and programmers. The program prepares students for employment in machine shops, manufacturing facilities and in the maintenance of industrial plants. The AAS degree in Machining Technology is designed to develop competent support technicians for employment in the field of machine shop and related occupations.


Semester 1
EDUC 1300 Learning Framework 3
MCHN 1343 Machine Shop Mathematics 3
MCHN 1302 Print Reading for Machining Trades 3
ENTC 1347 Safety and Ergonomics 3
MCHN 1338 Basic Machine Shop I 3
Semester 2
MCHN 1308 Basic Lathe 3
MCHN 1313 Basic Milling Operations 3
MCHN 1320 Precision Tools and Measurement 3
HYDR 1345 Hydraulics and Pneumatics 3
MCHN 1305 Metals and Heat Treatment 3
Semester 3


Semester 1
MCHN 2337 Advanced Milling Operations 3
MCHN 2333 Advanced Lathe Operations 3
INMT 1370 Lean Manufacturing 3
MCHN 2331 Operation of CNC Turning Centers OR
INMT 1345 Computer Numerical Controls 3
Semester 2
MCHN 2341 Advanced Machining I (Capstone) 3
Semester 3
Total Credits 45

**Capstone Statement
A capstone course is a course designed to provide opportunities for students to integrate knowledge from their core and concentration courses, to gain insight into the meanings of professionalism and professional practice, and to reflect on the norms of a discipline or profession.

Gainful Employment

Program Duration

This program is designed to be completed in 48 weeks.

Program Cost

This program will cost $4,453* if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.
*Includes estimates for books, supplies, and equipment.


Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. Typical debt total has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

Licensure Info

The State of Texas does not have licensure requirements for this profession.


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Last updated June 2019.