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Industrial

General Machinist Diploma

General Machinist is a two-semester Diploma program designed to provide in-depth study and considerable hands-on skills in the machine processing of a variety of metals. This one-year program provides the foundation for the Associate in Applied Science program, Tool and Die Technology.

Students become proficient in the operation of manual mills, lathes, grinders, drills, and saws as they complete increasingly complex projects while holding tight tolerances. Various pieces of precision measuring equipment (optical comparator, coordinate measuring machine, etc.) are used to check quality. Additional work in blueprint reading, heat-treating, and computer numerical controlled (CNC) machining is required to complete the General Machinist program.

Career Opportunities

    • Operate and set up CNC mills and lathes
    • Maintenance work
    • Operate and set up manual equipment

Gainful Employment

Diploma Earned

Upon successful completion of the General Machinist curriculum with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or higher, the student is awarded a Diploma. Program graduates have the option to continue into the A.A.S. Tool and Die Technology program or immediately begin employment in an area of machine shop or manufacturing facility producing a wide variety of machine parts.

Costs

Tuition is based on the number of credit hours and legal residence and is subject to change or modification. To see the current cost per semester hour click here.

Financial Aid/Scholarships

Financial assistance is available in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and part-time employment (work study). Students apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more information on Financial Aid click here.

First Year - First Term

BCA-119 Computer Orientation 1 s.h.
ENG-701 Communications I 3 s.h.
IND-190 Skills and Safety in Industry 1 s.h.
MFG-137 Machinist Math I *OR MAT-801 Applied Math A**
AND MAT-801 Applied Math B*** AND MAT-801 Applied Math C****
AND MAT-801 Applied Math D*****
2 s.h.
(1 s.h.)
(1 s.h.)
(1 s.h.)
(1 s.h.)
MFG-120 Machine Trade Print Reading I 1 s.h.
MFG-245 Machine Theory and Operations I+ 9 s.h.
17-19 s.h.
Second Term
MFG-130 Machine Trade Print Reading II++ 1 s.h.
MFG-138 Machinist Math II+++ 2 s.h.
MFG-248 Machine Theory and Operations II++++ 7 s.h.
MFG-302 CNC Fundamentals+++++ 3 s.h.
PHY-720 Career Physics# 4 s.h.
17 s.h.
Total Program Hours 34-36 s.h.

*Math Requirement – Students are required to complete MFG-137 and MFG-138 OR MAT-801, MAT-802, MAT-803, and MAT-804.

**Prerequisite: COMPASS Pre-Algebra score of at least 49, or ACT math score of at least 16, or MAT-063 Pre-Algebra with a grade of C or higher, or Accuplacer Arithmetic score of at least 59, or Accuplacer Elementary Algebra score of at least 50, or Accuplacer College Math score of at least 21.

***Prerequisite: COMPASS Pre-Algebra score of at least 49, or ACT math score of at least 16, or MAT-063 Pre-Algebra with a grade of C or higher, or Accuplacer Arithmetic score of at least 59, or Accuplacer Elementary Algebra score of at least 50, or Accuplacer College Math score of at least 21.

****Prerequisite: MAT-801 Applied Math A and MAT-802 Applied Math B with a grade of C or higher, or Accuplacer Arithmetic score of at least 59, or Accuplacer Elementary Algebra score of at least 50, or Accuplacer College Math score of at least 21.

*****Prerequisite: MAT-801 Applied Math A and MAT-802 Applied Math B with a grade of C or higher.

+Corequisites: MFG-120, Machine Trade Print Reading I; and MFG-137 Machinist Math or MAT-801 Applied Math A and MAT-802 Applied Math B.

++Prerequisite/Corequisite: MFG-120, Machine Print Reading I.

+++Prerequisite: MFG-137 Machinist Math I.

++++Prerequisites: MFG-245 Machine Theory and Operations I; and MFG-137 Machinist Math I or MAT-801 Applied Math A and MAT-802 Applied Math B; Corequisites: MFG-130 Machine Trade Print Reading II; and MFG-138 Machinist Math II or MAT-803 Applied Math C and MAT-804 Applied Math D.

+++++Prerequisites: MFG-245 Machine Theory and Operations I and MFG-248 Machine Theory and Operations II with a grade of C or higher.

#Prerequisite: MAT-801 Applied Math A, MAT-802 Applied Math B, MAT-803 Applied Math C, and MAT-804 Applied Math D; or MFG-137 Machinist Math I and MFG-138 Machinist Math II.