Academic Catalogs

Machinist, Certificate of Achievement

Banner Code: 1_CN_MTMC

Control Number: 19541

Financial Aid Eligible

The Machinist certificate program trains students for positions as entry-level operators, which often are the first manufacturing jobs for industrial employees. This certificate program provides the skill and knowledge necessary for job candidates to become successful wage earners. This program also comprises the core courses for the more advanced certificates.

Program Outcome

Machine precision manufactured parts using conventional lathes and milling machines and perform necessary measurements.

Review Graduation Requirements.

Course Title Units
MACH A100Introduction to Machine Shop3
MACH A105Lathe5
MACH A110Milling Machine5
MACH A115Production Machining Techniques2
MACH A120Measurement and Blueprint Reading3
MACH A121Computations for Machinists3
MACH A130Introduction to CNC and Manual Programming3
Total Units24

Program Sequence

These sequences at Orange Coast College are curriculum maps for students to finish all requirements for the certificate. There may be advisories, prerequisites, or time requirements that students need to consider before following these maps. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor for alternate sequencing. 

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
MACH A100 Introduction to Machine Shop 3
MACH A105 Lathe 5
MACH A120 Measurement and Blueprint Reading 3
MACH A121 Computations for Machinists 3
Semester 2
MACH A110 Milling Machine 5
MACH A130 Introduction to CNC and Manual Programming 3
Year 2
Semester 1
MACH A115 Production Machining Techniques 1 2
 Total Units24

MACH A115 has MACH A110 as one of the prerequisites. Student can enroll in class with instructor approval due to their industry experience, if so they can be taken at the same time.