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Tooling, Associate in Science Degree

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Banner Code: 1_AS_MTTL
Control Number: 08633

Earning the Tooling certificate upgrades the skills of the machinist to the point required for profitable employment as an entry-level tool maker, a die maker, or a mold maker. As well as other subjects that must be learned by the beginning tool maker, the Tooling certificate program includes courses in metallurgy, tool and cutter grinding, and welding tooling.

Complete the Tooling Certificate of Achievement and the Associate in Science graduation requirements as outlined in the Graduation Requirements section of the catalog.

Program Outcome

  1. Manufacture precision tooling for Dies, Molds, and Prototype tooling.

Associate in Science Degree Requirements

  1. UNIT REQUIREMENT60 UNITS, with at least a 2.0 grade point average. At least 12 of the units must be earned at OCC, with a minimum of one course taken for a letter grade. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the program must be completed at OCC. A student must be enrolled at the time of application for graduation. Units earned at an accredited college or university on a credit/no credit basis will be counted toward the degree requirements of the college, to a maximum of 15 units.
  2. MAJOR REQUIREMENT - Complete the AA or AS major requirements as detailed in the Degree and Certificate section of this catalog.
  3. MATHEMATICS REQUIREMENT - Demonstrate competence in mathematics by either obtaining a satisfactory grade (grade of “C” or better or“pass”) in a mathematics course at or above the level of Intermediate Algebra as demonstrated by prior coursework, or by demonstrating competency that is comparable through the completion of a college-level math course that has Intermediate Algebra as a prerequisite: Psychology A160 or Math A100 or higher, with the exception of Math A220.
  4. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT - Students may choose to complete Option 1 (OCC AA GE), Option 1 (OCC AS GE), Option 2 (CSU GE), or Option 3 (IGETC) to satisfy the general education requirement. See the General Education Patterns section of this catalog for more information.
Course Title Units
Required Courses
MACH A100Introduction to Machine Shop3
MACH A105Lathe5
MACH A110Milling Machine5
MACH A115Production Machining Techniques2
MACH A120Measurement and Blueprint Reading3
MACH A121Computations for Machinists3
MACH A125CNC Machine Operation 13
MACH A130Introduction to CNC and Manual Programming3
MACH A175Dimensioning and Tolerancing3
MACH A190Elementary Metallurgy2
MACH A200Tooling2.5
WELD A100Arc & Oxy-acetylene Welding3
Total Units37.5
Requirement Units
Program Major Units 37.5
AS General Education Option 1, 2, or 3 Varies
Transferable electives to satisfy unit requirement Varies
Total Degree Units 60