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Machinist Helper Certificate

certificate Info at a Glance
Type
Certificate
Estimated # of Quarters
This certificate is approximately 2 quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.
Admission Dates
Summer, fall, winter and spring quarters, or by instructor permission.
Prerequisites
None.

Provides students with the knowledge and necessary skills for employment in the manufacturing/metalworking industry. Students may enter the industry as a machinist helper responsible for helping set up and operate conventional machine tools.

Students will develop proficiency in blueprint reading; shop math; precision measuring; conventional lathes and mills; surface, tool, and cutter grinding; and general shop machines.

Optional Course

MCH 240, Training & Practice

Note: MCH 240, Training & Practice, is designed for specific skills enhancement with the purpose of re-entering the manufacturing workforce. Mutually agreed-upon goals will be set and paid for at an hourly rate.

Certificate Requirements

Course NumberClass TitleCredits
MCH 101Orientation/Machine Shop Safety2
MCH 105Shop Math/Blueprint I6
MCH 111Shop Machines & Tools6
MCH 117Lathes I6
MCH 121Mills I6
 Technical Credits26

Orientation/Machine Shop Safety

Item #
MCH 101
Total Credits
2

Provides an overview of the program, orientation to shop procedures, and the responsibilities associated with personal safety and the safety of others. 

Prerequisites
Instructor’s permission.
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Shop Math/Blueprint I

Item #
MCH 105
Total Credits
6

Provides a review of basic arithmetic: addition, subtraction, fractions and decimal fractions. Includes a study of drawings and prints and an overview of basic measuring tools. 

Prerequisites
Instructor’s permission and MCH 101.
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Shop Machines & Tools

Item #
MCH 111
Total Credits
6

Use and care of hand and machine tools used in measurement, layout and inspection. Beginning machine tool operation of pedestal grinders, drill presses and power saws. 

Prerequisites
Instructor’s permission and MCH 101.
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Lathes I

Item #
MCH 117
Total Credits
6

Progressively difficult operations on lathes with emphasis on setups, speeds and feeds, turning, facing, grooving, threading and tapers. Actual turning jobs from industry may be used. 

Prerequisites
Instructor’s permission and MCH 101.
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Mills I

Item #
MCH 121
Total Credits
6

Progressively difficult operations on milling machines, with emphasis on setups, speeds and feeds, end milling, side milling, shell milling, drilling, and tapping. Actual machining jobs from industry may be used. 

Prerequisites
Instructor’s permission and MCH 101.
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