Spring Semester 2019 Catalog

Basic Machinist, Technical Certificate of Credit

Overview

Offered at the Augusta campus

Entrance Dates:Fall, Spring, and Summer
Length of Program:One Term
Credit Hours Required for Graduation:10

Program Description: The Basic Machinist certificate program prepares students for a machine tool operator position with a machine shop or machine tool establishment. Topics include foundations of mathematics, an introduction to machine tool technology, and blueprint reading for machine tool applications.

Occupational Trends: Machinists held about 421,500 jobs in 2008. About 78% work in manufacturing industries such as machine shops and machinery, motor vehicle and parts, aerospace products and parts, and other transportation equipment manufacturing. Maintenance machinists work in most industries that use production machinery.

Employment Opportunities: Employment of machinists is projected to decline by 5 percent over the 2008-2018 decade due to rising productivity among these workers and strong foreign competition in the manufacture of goods. Despite the projected decline in employment, job opportunities for machinists should continue to be good, as employers value the wide-ranging skills of these workers. Employment levels in this occupation are influenced by economic cycles as the demand for machined goods rises and falls.

Curriculum Outline

Occupational Courses, 10 credits

MATH 1012FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS

3

MCHT 1011INTRODUCTION TO MACHINE TOOL

4

MCHT 1012BLUEPRINT FOR MACHINE TOOL

3

Guided Pathway

Augusta Day Program

PROGRAM NAME: Basic Machinist

AWARD: Technical Certificate of Credit

CAMPUS: Augusta Day Program

Year 1 Fall Semester

MATH 1012FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS

3

MCHT 1012BLUEPRINT FOR MACHINE TOOL

3

MCHT 1011INTRODUCTION TO MACHINE TOOL

4

*Refer to the College catalog for course prerequisite requirements.

Students who choose to not follow the Course Sequence listed above may not be able to complete the program in the number of semesters shown above.

The Augusta Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender or disability. For information on Title IX, contact the Title IX Coordinator, Shannon Patterson at (706) 771-4013 or in Building 100. For information on ADA/504, contact the ADA/504 Coordinator, Karissa D. Wright, at (706) 7714067 or go to the Counseling Center in Building 1300.