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Machine Tool Setup and Operation (CTMTSO)



In this program, students learn to setup and operate CNC machine tools, traditional mills, lathes, and saws. They learn how to use basic measurement tools and read blueprints. This certificate will highlight the fundamentals of materials and processes including mechanical and physical testing and heat treatment of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Students completing this certificate will be able to perform many of the fundamental tasks within a fabrication shop, including simple part manufacturing, set-up and operation of CNC machine tools as well as inspection using simple measurement tools.

Contact Information

Adv Tech/Public Serv Careers
Industrial Technology Dept
Thomas Penird
Julie N. (Niki) Lee


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Major/Area Requirements
Class Title Minimum Credits
MEC 100 Materials and Processes 3
MEC 101 3D Modeling and Blueprint Reading 2
MEC 201 Mechanisms 2
MTT 102 Machining for the Technologies 2
MTT 111 Machine Shop Theory and Practice 4
NCT 101 Introduction to Computerized Machining (CNC) - I 2
NCT 110 Introduction to Computerized Machining (CNC) - II 2
Total 17
Total Credits Required

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