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Tooling, Certificate of Achievement

Banner Code: 1_CT_MTTL

Control Number: 19544

Financial Aid Eligible

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.

Program Outcome

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

Review Graduation Requirements.

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

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
MACH A200 Tooling 2.5
Year 2
Semester 1
MACH A125 CNC Machine Operation 1 3
MACH A190 Elementary Metallurgy 2
MACH A115 Production Machining Techniques 2
Semester 2
MACH A175 Dimensioning and Tolerancing 3
WELD A100 Arc & Oxy-acetylene Welding 3
 Total Units37.5