Machinist Technology

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Associated Programs

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in CAD/CAM/CNC I program prepares the student to operate the Computer Numerical Control (CNC) systems that produce the machined product on CNC turning centers, machining centers, and other manufacturing equipment in a safety industrial environment preparing student for the National Institute of Metal Working Skills (NIMS) Level One CNC credentials.

Program Prerequisites

Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Machining I (5614) 15 credits

Course Sequence by Term

The following is a suggested course sequence by term for the pathway.  Students should keep in mind the items below that affect their success in completing the pathway as listed:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term.  It is understood that students may enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Academic achievement is related to initial course placement determined by course placement tests, completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites,  any courses below 100 level, and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor, or program director, or counselor who can assist in assessing student needs that may affect course enrollment.  Appropriate resources can be discussed and agreed to in order to address student needs and support successful course completion.

Program Area Key:

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HUM = Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses within the Required Courses area

Term 1

Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
RC FAC106 or
GTC106 or
MIT106 or
Industrial Safety or
Industrial Safety or
Industrial Safety or
Industrial Safety
RC GTC206 or
CNC Programming or
CNC Programming
RC GTC233 Advanced Machine Tools 3

Term 2

Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
RC GTC298++ Special Projects 1–3
RC MET207 CNC Mill: Operator Training I 3
RC MET208 CNC Lathe: Operator Training I 3

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All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

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