The Machinist Training program consists of specialized classroom instruction, projects, and lab experiences concerning aspects of machining metal parts.
The Machining/ CAD/ CNC student learns how to set up and operate the following types of machines:
- Contour saw
- Drill press
- Milling machine
- Computerized numerical control (CNC) machines
Classroom and practical experiences also teach Machinist Training students:
- CNC programming
- Use of computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) processes
- To set up and operate an electrical discharge machine (EDM)
- To perform advanced level machining operations
Machinist Training Instruction also includes the use of precision measuring instruments, such as layout and inspection tools, micrometers, and gauges.
Related trade mathematics and blueprint reading are taught as a part of the Machinist Training program and are an integral part of laboratory activities. The machinery and materials used are those commonly found in the machining and tool industry.
The standard length of this program is 1500 (approx. 14 months).
Industry Certification & State Credential Exams:
Completing students will be eligible to take the following: State of Florida Ready to Work Credential.
College Credit Transfer Opportunity and / or Advanced Credit:
Upon completion of the program and meeting eligibility requirements, students may be awarded up to 27 college credits by Broward College toward an A.S. Degree in Industrial Management Technology. Students who take and pass the MSSC Production Technician Certification may be awarded up to 15 college credits by selected Florida Community Colleges.
Estimated Costs: (based on 1 full year of documented Florida residency):
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