2022-2023 Course Catalog 
    Mar 30, 2023  
2022-2023 Course Catalog

Machining Skills, (CSC)

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Program Info

Minimum credits: 28
Length: 1 year


Career opportunities:

Graduates would be expected to continue to further their education and pursue the Precision Machining Diploma

Division: Workforce Services
Contact: 434.797.6437
Award: Career Studies Certificate
Plan Code: 221-883-10 CIP Code: 15.0699

Program Description

The Career Studies Certificate in Machining Skills is designed to develop a general foundation in precision machining trades with an emphasis on manual lathe, mill, and CNC lathe.

Completers will have entry level skills in the following occupational areas: Manual Lathe Machinist, Manual Mill Machinist, CNC Lathe Operator, CNC Mill Operator.

Occupational Objective: Graduates of this program will have:

  • Basic occupational skills for the Precision Machining professions.
  • Basic skills and understanding of manual lathe and mill systems and terminology.
  • Basic skills and understanding of CNC Lathe systems and terminology.
  • Knowledge of safety requirements for machining trade occupations.
  • Occupational preparation skills for employment.

Industrial Credentials: Students will have an opportunity to earn:

  • NIMS Measurement, Material, and Safety
  • NIMS Turning Operations

Admission Requirements: Entry into this curriculum may be attained by meeting the general admission requirements established for the College.

Program Description: The program is designed to develop a general foundation in Precision Machining trades with an emphasis on manual lathe, mill, and CNC lathe.

Feeder Program: This certificate feeds into Precision Machining Technology, and Integrated Machining Technology. Instructional Delivery: Instruction is delivered thru traditional classroom along with a heavy emphasis on lab projects.

Program Outcomes: Graduates of the Machining Skills Certificate will be able to:

  • Understand precision machining tools, terminology, and systems.
  • Interpret blueprints, drawings, and symbols.
  • Use various measuring tools and equipment.
  • Know and apply safety requirements for machining trades.

Program Requirements: To be awarded a Career Studies Certificate the student must complete all requirements and successfully complete the program as follows:

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