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Machine Tool Technology

CERTIFICATE

Learn fundamental skills in machine shop operations, specializing in one of the concentrations listed below.

Program/Major/Concentration Codes: CRTMACHNTOOL/MCT/**** (see concentration codes below)

What can I do with this degree?

Career Options:  Entry-level employment in a variety of machine tool technology careers.

Academic Options:  While this program was not designed to transfer to a 4-year university, it may apply toward Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) or other programs. See Pima’s Transfer Partnerships page to determine which universities offer BAS programs, and research how the universities may accept this program in transfer.

More information:  Review program costs, student debt, on-time graduation and more.

Program Requirement
  

General Education Requirements

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses.* Select courses to fulfill C or G requirements.** NOTE: Not all concentrations require General Education, see each Concentration section below.

Credits
Communication Requirement 3
Subtotal 3

Required Core Courses for All Concentrations

Course # Course Title Credits
MAC 100 Introduction to Machine Tool 3
MAC 110 Manual Machine Shop 4
Subtotal 7

Required Support Courses for All Concentrations

Course # Course Title Credits
GTM 105 Applied Technical Mathematics 3
Subtotal 3

Concentrations

Choose one of the following concentrations: (Department chair or faculty advisor approval is recommended in the selection of the concentration)

Machine Operator (Concentration Code: MACO)
General Education - not required for this concentration
Concentration Core Course: A grade of C or better is required for graduation
Course # Course Title Credits
MAC 130 Machine Setup and Fixture Making 3
Subtotal 3
Concentration Support Courses
CAD 117 Print Reading with CAD for Manufacturing 4
CAD 172 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 3
Subtotal 7
Total 20
Manual Machinist  (Concentration Code: MACM)
General Education - not required for this concentration
Concentration Core Course: A grade of C or better is required for graduation
Course # Course Title Credits
MAC 125 Mechanical Inspection 4
MAC 130 Machine Setup and Fixture Making 3
MAC 275 Applied Metallurgy 4
Subtotal 11
Concentration Support Courses
CAD 117 Print Reading with CAD for Manufacturing 4
CAD 172 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 3
Subtotal 7
Total 28
Mechanical Inspector (Concentration Code: MACI)
General Education - not required for this concentration
Concentration Core Course: A grade of C or better is required for graduation
Course # Course Title Credits
MAC 125 Mechanical Inspection 4
MAC 275 Applied Metallurgy 4
Subtotal 8
Concentration Support Courses
CAD 117 Print Reading with CAD for Manufacturing 4
CAD 172 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 3
Subtotal 7
Total 25
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machinist (Concentration Code: MACC)
Entrance Requirement: Two years minimum manual machinist or CNC operator experience required or MAC 110 
General Education - is required for this concentration
Concentration Core Courses - A grade of C or Better is required for graduation
Course # Course Title Credits
MAC 125 Mechanical Inspection 4
MAC 150 Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Mill Programming I 4
MAC 155 Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Mill Programming II 4
MAC 160 Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Lathe Programming 4
Subtotal 16
Concentration Support Courses
CAD 117 Print Reading with CAD for Manufacturing 4
CAD 172 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 3
Subtotal 7
Total 36
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Programmer (Concentration Code: MACP)
General Education - is required for this concentration
Concentration Core Courses - A grade of C or Better is required for graduation
Course # Course Title Credits
MAC 150 Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Mill Programming I 4
MAC 155 Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Mill Programming II 4
MAC 160 Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Lathe Programming 4
MAC 257 Computer Aided Machining (CAM) I 4
MAC 258 Computer Aided Machining (CAM) II 4
MAC 259 Computer Aided Machining (CAM) III:  Solid Modeling 4
Subtotal 24
Concentration Support Courses
CAD 117 Print Reading with CAD for Manufacturing 4
CAD 172 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 3
Subtotal 7
Total 44
Electrical Discharge Machine (EDM) Operator (Concentration Code: MACE)
Course # Course Title Credits
MAC 140 Introduction to Electrical Discharge Machining 4
MAC 150 Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Mill Programming I 4
MAC 155 Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Mill Programming II 4
MAC 245 Wire Electrical Discharge Machining and Programming I 4
Subtotal 16
Total 26
Electrical Discharge Machine (EDM) Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machinist (Concentration Code: MACH)
General Education - is required for this concentration
Concentration Core Courses - A grade of C or Better is required for graduation
Course # Course Title Credits
MAC 140 Introduction to Electrical Discharge Machining 4
MAC 150 Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Mill Programming I 4
MAC 155 Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Mill Programming II 4
MAC 245 Wire Electrical Discharge Machining and Programming 4
MAC 257 Computer Aided Machining (CAM) I 4
MAC 258 Computer Aided Machining (CAM) II 4
Subtotal 24
Concentration Support Courses
CAD 117 Print Reading with CAD for Manufacturing 4
CAD 172 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 3
Subtotal 7
Total  44

* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core or support courses:  Analysis and Critical Thinking Requirement - GTM 105